DERRY City have arrived in Munster ahead of their crucial third and fourth place clash with Waterford this evening, Friday, May 25 (kick off 7.45 pm).
Waterford have suffered back-to-back defeats to Limerick and Dundalk in the past week.
Meanwhile, the Candystripes come into the game off the back of a much needed win over Bray Wanderers on Monday.
A goal in each half from top goal scorer (12) Aaron McEneff was enough to attain a valuable three points for Kenny Shiels’ side.
A buoyant Shiels admits it will be tough in “their own backyard” but is hoping to build on Monday’s victory.
“Hopefully we will have taken a bit of confidence from getting back to winning ways,” he said.
The game marks Shiels’ 100th as manager of Derry City FC.
And a win would see City overtake their hosts into third on goal difference.
Says Shiels: “It is important we get something from the game so that we stay competitive for a top-four place.”
Gavin Peers remains doubtful but defender Darren Cole and midfielder Nicky Low are expected to return to the side as Shiels looks to “start winning away from home again” in order to climb up the table and give the team more ‘momentum’ heading into the second half of the season.
As usual, both Drive 105 and Radio Foyle will provide live coverage of the game.
Europa League Prize Draw
There’s still time to get your ticket for our fundraising prize draw where you wan win a trip with the DCFC squad to our away leg in Europe, tickets are £5.
The draw takes place on June 15th.