GARETH MAHER - Friday, October 8, 2010
Ryan Guy and St. Patrick's Athletic play host to champions Bohemians in the Airtricity League Premier Division on Saturday, while Chris Konopka will be hoping to feature for Waterford United's First Division clash with Finn Harps.
St. Patrick's Athletic - Bohemians
After scoring in the midweek victory over Drogheda United, Guy will once again be seen as a key figure for St Pat's in this Dublin derby at Richmond Park in an early kick-off on Saturday.
The San Diego attacker has enjoyed possibly his best season since moving to Ireland, so he will be eager to end it on a high with only three games left to play and third spot still up for grabs.
Pete Mahon is likely to stick with the same starting line-up that beat Drogheda as midfielder Stuart Byrne is suspended, while Shane Guthrie and Paul Byrne are short of match fitness.
If the same team is selected then Guy will partner Danny North up front as the Saints attempt to halt the march of Bohemians, who are in impressive form of late.
Bohs are without defenders Owen Heary and Jason McGuinness as well as long-term absentees Steven Gray and Anthony Murphy, but they welcome Chris O'Connor and Mark Quigley back from one-match bans.
Waterford United - Finn Harps
Konopka can do little but hope that he gets an opportunity to play again for Waterford before the season comes to a close and this game at the RSC is another chance to do just that.
Kevin Burns remains first-choice between the posts for the Blues, who are still fighting to win promotion from the First Division as they sit in fourth place just five points behind leaders Derry City.
The only player marked unavailable for Stephen Henderson's team is striker Willie John Kiely, who is forced to serve a suspension after collecting four yellow cards.
Harps, meanwhile, make the long journey down from Donegal without Ciaran Gallagher, Packie Mailey, Marc Brolly and Chris Breen.