It will be the second time in the candystripes will face Bohs – nicknamed ‘The Gypsies’ – and the visitors will be back in a couple of weeks for an FAI Cup quarter-final fixture but no date has yet been confirmed.
Both sides advanced to the quarter-finals last week when Keith Long’s Bohemians’ ran out easy 2-0 winners against Galway United at Eamonn Deacy Park.
And wonder keeper Ger Doherty pulled off a fantastic penalty save in injury time to send the Candystripes’ through and sparking massive scenes of frenzy at the Brandywell.
Derry’s league form has been a rollercoaster for fans.
But under Shiels’ stewardship, City have not yet lost to Bohs since October 2015.
Shiels told derrycityfc.net: “We’ve won 10 out of 10 during my time but that’s only a statistic.
“We know the quality they have, they’re a very dangerous team and we want to make sure we are ready for them.”
The Gypsies are in red hot form winning their last four including a shock Dublin derby win against Shamrock Rovers in their last league outing. They have scored 15 times during their winning run as well as keeping four clean sheets.
“They’re the form team in the league. It’s a difficult proposition for us. We will do everything we can to win the game and we need to play the way we know we can play.”
The Candystripes have won all three league meetings this season including a 3-1 win last time Boh’s were on Foyleside back in April.
Shiels says that just Conor McDermott and Nicky Low will be missing tonight’s game through injury and with no suspensions his side “are raring to go”.