Duo return for Drogheda's clash at UCD

UCD and Drogheda United clash at the UCD Bowl in tonight’s Airtricity League Premier Division clash, kick-off 7.45pm.

UCD and Drogheda United clash at the UCD Bowl in tonight’s Airtricity League Premier Division clash, kick-off 7.45pm.

The Students will be looking to build on Friday night’s victory over Sligo Rovers as they take on the league’s bottom side.

Robbie Creevy faces a late fitness test ahead of the game but David O’Connor (hamstring) and Mark Langtry (calf) are out.

UCD boss Martin Russell said: “We are looking forward to the visit of Drogheda. We are aware that Mick Cooke will have them fired up to try and reverse the win we had there on the opening day of the season.

“I have belief in our players that if we do things we are capable of, we will acquit ourselves well.”

Victor Ekanem is struggling with a calf strain and will miss out for Drogheda, although Alan McNally is available after recovering from a stomach bug.

Stephen McCrossan also returns from injury.

Drogheda manager Mick Cooke said: “UCD will obviously be buoyed by their win against Sligo on Friday but we are hoping to put our performance in Inchicore well and truly behind us and to catch the Students on the hop.

“It is crucial that we now galvanise and get our first three points on the board.”

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