Dundalk head to Cork knowing slip could put Rovers back on top
Bohemians missing Cornwall, Levington and Grant for their game in Inchicore
Dundalk’s Vinny Perth: his team have gone seven games unbeaten. Photograph: Ciaran Culligan/Inpho
Cork City may not be the usual title threat, but Dundalk will head to Turner’s Cross on Friday night with very much the same sense of urgency they have had for corresponding games in recent seasons. Vinny Perth’s men have gone seven games unbeaten of late, but any sort of slip up and Shamrock Rovers could be back on top of the table by the end of the evening.
Rovers look a little better fixed as they head to Belfield looking to get back to winning ways. Sean Kavanagh and Sam Bone are a couple of weeks away from featuring, but James Furlong returns from international duty and everyone else is fit and available.
Finn Harps put everyone else’s problems in perspective, though, with Ollie Horgan having four players, including his two regular centre backs, Keith Cowan and Sam Todd. suspended, and a string of other regulars, including Gareth Harkin and Mark Timlin, injured for the visit of Waterford.