UCD hoping to end losing streak

UCD entertain Derry City in tonight’s Airtricity League Premier Division clash at the UCD Bowl (kick-off 7.45pm).

UCD entertain Derry City in tonight’s Airtricity League Premier Division clash at the UCD Bowl (kick-off 7.45pm).

The Students will bid to put a halt to a dreadful run of seven straight defeats when they host third-placed City.

UCD will need little reminder that Derry scored seven unanswered goals against Martin Russell’s side at the Brandywell recently.

Robbie Creevy is ruled out for UCD as he is struggling with a persistent leg injury.

Otherwise, College boss Martin Russell has a full squad to choose from.

Russell said: “Derry City are a good footballing side and we are looking to play well and demonstrate the type of character that the game requires when you need to bounce back."

Barry Molloy is a doubt for the Candystripes as he recovers from ankle ligament injury, and James McClean is another doubt with tonsillitis.

City manager Stephen Kenny said: "Our form has been terrific in our last four games against all the top sides in the league and we want to continue that.

“UCD are a difficult proposition at home and they have already beaten Sligo there so that should be a warning to us that we have to be at our best."

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