Derry City midfielder Will Patching set to miss Dundalk game

Derry City's Will Patching is a injury concern for Friday night's encounter at second placed Dundalk.

By Kevin McLaughlin
Wednesday, 3rd August 2022, 5:06 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd August 2022, 5:09 pm

The talented midfielder missed last Saturday's FAI Cup victory over Oliver Bond Celtic with an ankle problem and boss Ruaidhrí Higgins has confirmed that Patching may miss out on making a return to Oriel Park.

Higgins also confirmed that winger Ryan Graydon looks set to miss out, after the winger limped off with a calf issue in last weekend's FAI Cup win.

"Will is a doubt, with an ankle injury and looks like Graydon is out with a calf problem," insisted the Derry boss.

Will Patching is a major injury concern for Derry City's game at his old club Dundalk, on Friday night. Picture by Kevin Moore/MCI

"Again it's disappointing because it looks like we'll have to wait another while to get a fully fit squad and I'll have to wait a while before being able to have that selection headache anytime soon.

"But it is what it is and it's part of football, but we seem to be getting a wee bit of tough luck in that sense, but we'll still have a really good team taking the field on Friday."

Patching has netted nine times this season and his creativity play and accuracy from set-pieces has played a big role in the Brandywell men's success this campaign, so if he isn't available to play against his former club then it would be a blow for the Candystripes.