Blues hoping for Curran return in St Pat’s TV clash

Colm Kinsella

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Colm Kinsella

Limerick FC striker Craig Curran
LIMERICK FC are hopeful experienced striker Craig Curran will be sufficiently fit to feature in the squad for Saturday’s glamour live TV clash with Premier Division champions St Patrick’s Athletic.

LIMERICK FC are hopeful experienced striker Craig Curran will be sufficiently fit to feature in the squad for Saturday’s glamour live TV clash with Premier Division champions St Patrick’s Athletic.

Blues manager Stuart Taylor has been hit by a barrage of injuries through the opening weeks of the season and the availability of 24-year-old Liverpudlian Curran for Saturday’s difficult trip to Richmond Park to face the champions (3.15pm) would be a major boost.

Limerick have managed just one goal from three outings in the Premier Division and EA Sports Cup to date this season. Taylor is also hoping Limerick will sign Scottish-born striker Thomas ‘Tam’ MacManus, whose previous clubs include Hibernian in Scotland and Derry City .

Stuart Taylor said: “Craig Curran will train this week. Hopefully he won’t suffer a reaction and if he doesn’t then he will take part in the next training session. Will Saturday come too quickly for him? We will probably push him, in the sense that he normally wouldn’t be involved on Saturday but we might go and try and get a place on the bench for him.

“We are still in discussions with ‘Tam’ McManus. Obviously, there is a bit of red tape involved with him and international clearance. We are still in discussions at this moment in time. Fingers crossed.”

Limerick FC will welcome back captain Shane Duggan from suspension for Saturday’s game with St Pat’s which will be shown live on RTE Two.