Preview: Bohemians v Dundalk

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Friday October 15 2021
Dalymount Park, 7.45pm
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Keith Long hopes the expected increase in capacity at games can help Bohemians climb the table between now and the end of the season.

A good atmosphere is expected at Dalymount Park tonight when up to 400 Dundalk fans are expected to make the trip down from Louth.

It will be the biggest away support in Dalymount for a league game since March 2020 but Long is concentrating on putting on a performance for Bohs fans, who have made their voices heard over the course of the easing of restrictions and return of supporters to games.

Long said: “Greater numbers attending games means we will have unbelievable backing both home and away.

“We will be fighting hard to finish the season as strongly as we possibly can.”

Bohemians have beaten the Lilywhites twice this season, including an impressive 5-1 win when the sides met at Dalyer in May.

But Dundalk have been in resurgent form of late and got the better of Long’s men at Oriel Park at the end of last month, as well as beating league leaders Shamrock Rovers last week.

Long is expecting another tough battle, but after no game in a fortnight due to Andy Lyons, Dawson Devoy and Ross Tierney being away with the Ireland U21s, his side come into the game refreshed, braced for another busy fixture schedule, and looking to build on their 4-1 victory away to Longford Town.

Long added: “It is important that we are focused on putting in a top class team performance.

“The lads have worked hard on the training ground since the Longford game, and we are looking forward to the run-in.”


Bohemians are without Rory Feely (suspended), James Finnerty (groin) and Stephen Mallon (hip).

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