Longford Town travel south for their final league game of the season against Cobh Ramblers at Saint Colman’s Park this Saturday evening kick-off is 7-45pm.
Cobh will finish the season in seventh place regardless of Saturday evening’s result, while a victory will guarantee third place for Daire Doyle’s side.
A victory will also importantly ensure home advantage for the second-leg of the first-division promotion play-off tie with Cabinteely.
Town go into the contest on the back of last weekend’s controversial 2-1 home defeat to Bray Wanderers, Longford controversially finishing with nine players after the dismissals of Karl Chambers and Anto Breslin.
Dean Byrne had put Longford ahead before Bray’s comeback win.
Cobh impressively held Cabinteely to a one-all draw in their last home game, however, the Ramblers endured a heavy 7-1 defeat away to Galway United last time out.
Just like Longford, Cobh finished that game with nine players after red cards were shown to Stephen O’Leary and Kevin Taylor after Cian Leonard had given the Cork side the lead.
In the earlier meetings between the sides this season, the first encounter ended in a scoreless draw, while the Town narrowly won the clash at the City Calling Stadium one-nil, courtesy of a Sam Verdon strike just after the half-hour mark.
Longford will be missing several players for the game as Karl Chambers, Anto Breslin, and Aodh Dervan are suspended. Sean Boyd, Dylan Grimes and Mick McDonnell are all out injured, while Sam Verdon is doubtful with a minor knock.
Cobh Ramblers v Longford Town
St. Colman’s Park, 7.45pm
Saturday September 21st
Referee: Alan Patchell