Drogs face UCD without injured trio

Drogheda United entertain UCD in tonight’s Airtricity League Premier Division clash at Hunky Dorys Park, kick-off 7.45pm.

Drogheda United entertain UCD in tonight’s Airtricity League Premier Division clash at Hunky Dorys Park, kick-off 7.45pm.

United must plan without Robbie Martin, Jamie Harris and Darragh McNammara as all three are struggling with injuries.

Mick Daly is a doubt due to a hamstring injury, while Jamie Duffy remains out for his second game due to suspension.

However, Drogheda have Gareth O'Connor back from injury, while defender Joe Kendrick and midfielder Eric McGill return from suspension.

Drogheda caretaker manager Darius Kierans said: "UCD have beaten us four times already this season, with the FAI Cup game at Hunky Dory Park the closest so far and we probably deserved to get something out of that match.

"They are playing football the right way. They are a good young side, full of confidence and probably one of the best in the league.

"We probably should have won (v Galway) last week. We put in a great performance. While there is still a lot of football to be played it's points we need not just performances. In saying that, we are very positive, working hard and looking forward to the challenge of the students on Friday night."

Greg Bolger returns to bolster the UCD midfield after serving a suspension.

But College boss Martin Russell must plan without David McMillan who is set to miss out for six weeks with a groin strain.

Russell said: “David's contributed a great deal to our recent performances.

“But the important thing is his physical well-being and the medical advice is that he needs this break for treatment to restore him to full fitness.

“Meanwhile, we have the players ready to step up and this is their opportunity.

“Drogheda may be in transition at the moment but recent results include a draw with Shamrock Rovers in Tallaght and a creditable performance in Galway so we won't be taking anything for granted.”

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