Tony Cousins' Galway United need a win against Bohemians at Terryland Park tonight to move them away from the drop-zone, kick-of 7.45pm.
United welcome back Regi Nooitmeer after he missed last week's goalless draw with UCD in which John Lester deputised at centre-half.
Colm James is a doubt for the game. James was forced off last week after 40 minutes with a knock to the knee and was replaced by Liam McKenna.
Going into the second series of league games, Cousins is relatively satisfied with the performances so far.
"We are playing well and the effort cannot be faulted. We are just hoping to get a few breaks but that will happen as long we keep performing to a high level," said Cousins.
"A lot of players have stepped up to the mark this season and proven that they can operate at this level. What we need to do now is move forward as a team and that starts with this game against Bohemians."
Bohs are almost at full strength for the trip to the west, although Harpal Singh and Dean Pooley are still carrying knocks and John Paul Kelly is suspended.