LOI: Managerless Dundalk host Shamrock Rovers

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Loi: Managerless Dundalk Host Shamrock Rovers
There are five SSE Airtricity League Premier League games this evening.
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James Cox

There are five SSE Airtricity Premier Division games for League of Ireland fans to look forward to tonight, with Dundalk hosting Shamrock Rovers in a high profile encounter.

Here, we take a look at what to expect from each game.

St Patrick's Athletic vs Bohemians

The Dublin derby clash kicks off at 5.45pm in Richmond Park.

After a great start to the season, St Pat's have suffered defeats to Shamrock Rovers and Drogheda United.

In contrast, Bohemians had a difficult start to the season but they are undoubtedly in better form going into this one after victories over Finn Harps (4-0) and Longford Town (2-0).

Waterford vs Derry City

Waterford host Derry City with a 5.45pm kick-off.

It's been a tough start to the season for the hosts, but they'll be hoping for an upturn in form as this is new manager Marc Bircham's first game in charge.

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Derry will be hoping for a return to winning ways after 1-1 draw with Shamrock Rovers in their last game.

Dundalk vs Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers will look to stretch their unbeaten streak to 34 games when they go to Dundalk for a 7.45pm kick-off.

While Rovers' form has been impeccable, things are much more difficult for the Lilywhites at the moment.

There is plenty of fan unrest directed at the club's American owners while Dundalk are still without a manager.

Former All-Ireland winning gaelic football manager Jim McGuinness has been linked with the vacant managerial role.

McGuinness has experience in soccer having worked with Glasgow Celtic while he was an assistant manager at Chinese Super League side Beijing Sinobo Guoan.

The Donegal native also coached in the United States with Charlotte Independence in the USL.

Finn Harps vs Drogheda United

This one also has a 7.45pm start.

Finn Harps sit in fifth after a decent start to the season but Ollie Horgan's side will be looking to return to winning ways after a draw with Dundalk and a 4-0 loss to Bohemians.

Drogheda United sit one place above them but this one is finely balanced as they're just one point ahead of Harps.

Sligo Rovers vs Longford Town

Sligo's clash with Waterford was called off as they dealt with a number of Covid-19 cases in the squad, while Waterford were awarded a 3-0 victory.

Sligo will be looking to make a winning return in this 7.45pm kick-off.

Longford lost 2-0 to Bohemians last time out and are without a victory since the first game of the season.

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