This has been a regular feature this year and possibly cost them a genuine tilt at the title.
Shane McEleney is ruled out. Adam O’Reilly is a major doubt while Michael Duffy, Jamie McGonigle and Danny Mullen are all carrying knocks and will be checked today ahead of the match.
Said Derry manager Ruaidhri Higgins: “They’ll come here looking to win, of course they will, and they have that cup final coming up too, so it should be an interesting game.
“We want to finish on a high and claim the three points that would cement second place and send our supporters home happy.
“I have to be honest though and say that it has been hugely frustrating over the past couple of weeks that we haven’t been right in the mix for winning the title.
“We’ve left too many points behind and there have been real lessons learned that we will take with us going forward.”
It’s rare for St Pat’s to have the losing feeling after a fourth loss in 23 matches.
Jon Daly opted to experiment in the final home game with Shamrock Rovers and may mix and match again tonight ahead of the FAI Cup final.
Daly said: “We’re trying to finish the league season off on a high.
“We’re looking to the game and trying to finish the league season off on a high and try to get three points.
“We’re happy to have qualified for Europe through the League already and will be looking to put in a positive display up in Derry.
“We are aware of their threats, they have very good attackers and lots of experience in defence and we know we’ll need to be on our game.
“Our aim is to put in a good performance and try to build some more confidence leading into the final.”
Tom Grivosti (knee), Axel Sjoberg (hamstring) and Harry Brockbank (quad) are all unavailable for this game.Tags: