Galway United will be looking for their first points of the season as they take on Bray Wanderers at Terryland Park tonight (kick-off: 7.45pm).
The Tribesmen will be without injured pair Alan Murphy and Jonathan Keane, while Stephen O’Donnell is suspended following his red card in last week’s defeat to St Patrick’s Athletic.
But manager Sean Connor remains confident ahead of United’s first home game of the season.
Connor said: “I am looking forward to the first home game of the season.
“We are in a mini league with Bray, Drogheda, UCD. We need to finish on top of that league so we need to finish with three points every time we play these teams at home.
“It will be difficult as Eddie's (Gormley) teams are always well organized and have plenty of energy and I have no doubt that he will unearth another couple of top players as he has done in the past.”
For Wanderers, David O'Neill will again miss out, while Philip Knight is doubtful as he is struggling with an ankle injury.
Boss Eddie Gormley, however, does welcome central defender Dave Webster back into the squad.
Gormley said: “It was a good performance from his team last week. We had enough chances to win the game and I will be looking for more of the same on Friday.
"We will need to work as hard again this week and if we do that we will give ourselves a chance.
"Galway are a good, experienced side and it will be a tough test for us but we will give it our best shot."