Derry City host current League champions Dundalk FC on tomorrow night at The Brandywell and will be keen to continue their positive start to the new campaign.
Derry earned a brilliant comeback victory over Galway United at Eamon Deacy Park last Friday night.
Goals from Sean Houston and Ryan Curran ensured Peter Hutton’s side travelled back up the road with a valuable three points.
Derry’s financial woes have been well-documented and the loss of star players such as Barry Molloy, Rory Patterson and Michael Duffy meant most Derry’ fans were left fearing the worst.
Derry’s squad is threadbare but still contains some serious quality and plenty of top-flight experience.
Derry were missing eight senior players for last weeks game in Galway due to a combination of suspensions and injuries.
Peter Hutton is hopeful Anthony Elding and Stephen Dooley will be available for the visit of Dundalk.
Returning to The Brandywell is former Derry City manager Stephen Kenny who enjoyed two very successful spells at the clubs during his tenure as manager.
They earned a hard-fought victory over Longford Town last week at Oriel Park and Kenny will be hoping they continue their momentum.
Kick-off at The Brandywell tomorrow night is 7.45pm.