Preview: Longford Town v Bohemians

Bohemians v F91 Dudelange - UEFA Europa Conference League Second Qualifying Round Second Leg

SSE Airtricity League
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Bishopsgate, 7.30pm
Exclusively live on LOITV

Bohemians manager Keith Long hopes his side can get back on track when they travel to take on Longford Town tonight.

The Gypsies are coming off back-to-back 2-1 defeats to Finn Harps and Dundalk and are now facing their seventh match in 22 days.

Bohs are seven points off third-placed Sligo Rovers but have a game in hand as they look to keep their European qualification hopes alive in the Midlands.

Longford sit bottom of the table but are aiming to make it back-to-back home wins after beating Dundalk a fortnight ago.

Bohs won 2-0 on their last visit to Bishopsgate back in May thanks to goals from Scots Liam Burt and Ali Coote.

But both games between the sides at Dalymount Park ended in a draw so Long knows all about the threat Daire Doyle’s men pose.

The Bohs boss said: “I’m looking forward to the game. The lads have had a couple of days off to refresh and to get ready for Longford.

“We are looking to bounce back after a couple of disappointing results and even though we have a number of players struggling with injuries, we hope that whatever team is selected can produce the performance required to get the right result.”


Skipper Keith Buckley (groin) misses out. James Finnerty (groin) and Andy Lyons (ankle) are doubts. Keith Ward (ankle) is expected to be available.

Stephen Mallon (hip) and Promise Omochere (hamstring) will have late fitness tests to see if they can be involved in some capacity.

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