DERRY City begin a busy few days at the Brandywell tonight as they entertain high-flying Waterford before the visit of Bohemians on Monday (both 7.45 pm kick offs).
The Candy Stripes have made a dream return to their new-look home with 12 goals and a maximum nine points from their three games there so far.
They are currently lie in fifth spot on 15 points from five games with three defeats under their belts.
Waterford lie in second on 21 points but Derry City have a game in hand on over The Blues.
Boss Kenny Shiels is enjoying the run for what it is, however he is expecting a couple of very tough tests ahead.
“Our only concern at the minute is Waterford tonight and you only have to look at the start they’ve made to see what we’re up against,” says Shiels.
“We lost down there at the start of the season but as I said before going to Sligo last weekend, we’re in much better shape now than we were then.”
“The sides above us keep on winning so we’re maybe coming in under the radar a bit. I don’t mind that at all but if we keep doing what we’re doing that will change.”
“I’m expecting a really difficult game against a quality team.”
Shiels will again be forced into changes when he faces Alan Reynolds’ side- Nicky Low and Ronan Curtis are very doubtful after picking up knocks while Darren Cole remains sidelined with a groin injury.
Gavin Peers looks certain to retain his place in the starting XI after an excellent performance at the heart of the defence in Sligo.Tags: