Derry City have been handed a major boost with Mark Connolly and Cameron Dummigan on the verge of a return.
There is still no news on what injury Colm Whelan suffered earlier in the month against Shamrock Rovers, while Patrick McEleney is also closing on a comeback.
City’s fine form on the road continued last week in Drogheda so there will be no complaints travelling to Dublin for this evening’s clash between first and third in the League of Ireland (kick off 7.45 pm).
“It’s a place that has been good to us in the past, but we’re obviously starting from scratch on Friday,” said Candystripes assistant boss Paddy McLaughlin.
“It’s a good surface and always a great atmosphere and with them at the top of the league there’ll be a big crowd as well.
“Our lads have trained really well again this week and on the back of a big win at Drogheda you can tell they’re looking forward to Friday night.
Connolly and Dummigan have trained this week but City will be cautious with them as they will with McEleney.
Ciaron Harkin is the only definite absentee.
The Candystripes are wary of a Bohs side hurting from another derby loss as they come up against old boss Declan Devine again.
“They’re a very good side and obviously we know how good their manager is.
“We know all about Declan’s passion and his ability as a coach, but this isn’t about us against Declan Devine and it won’t be about that for him either to be fair.
“We’re going there to try to build on the win in Drogheda and to try to take another three points this weekend.”
Ali Coote, who has seen training and game-time since returning from a thigh injury curtailed due to a bug, has played a full part in training this week so could start.
James Akintunde (hamstring) remains out, while Jordan Flores and Jay Benn are doubts.Tags: