Sligo Rovers entertain UCD in Saturday's eircom League of Ireland Premier Division clash at the Showgrounds, kick-off 8.00pm.
Fahrudin Kudozovic is a doubt for Rovers as he is attempting to recover from injury.
UCD will travel to Sligo without the services of several key players.
The Students must do without club captain Tony McDonnell, defenders Ian Bermingham and Alan McNally, midfielders Paul Crowley and Shane Fitzgerald, and striker Paul Byrne.
"We've had too many games in a short span of time and too much travelling. We've had four away trips in our last five games," said UCD manager Pete
The UCD manager said he was somewhat wary of bringing a young side down to
the Showgrounds on Saturday.
"When you go down to these places you need a lot of experience. It's not all doom and gloom, Brian Shortall is back and Peter Hynes is available, but I would have liked one or two more bodies to be available," added Mahon.