Derry hope to bounce back against resurgent Students

Derry City will look to put last week’s disappointing loss to Drogheda United behind them tonight when they host a UCD side that won 3-2 at home to Monaghan (kick off: 7.45pm).

Derry City will look to put last week’s disappointing loss to Drogheda United behind them tonight when they host a UCD side that won 3-2 at home to Monaghan (kick off: 7.45pm).

The Candystripes won three out of four encounters with the Students last term, including a 7-0 drubbing May.

Derry City are without Stewart Greacen (knee) and Mark Farren (foot) through injury, while Barry Molloy is suspended.

UCD have Samir Belhout and Gary Burke back in contention but Ger Barron and Paul Corry remain out with foot injuries. James Kavanagh is a doubt with a hip flexor problem.

UCD manager Martin Russell said: "We will go to the Brandywell knowing that they will be trying to bounce back from their Drogheda defeat, we have to go there in a positive manner and play our game, and try impose ourselves on it, as always we will be asking the lads to show us what they can do."

Derry City manager Declan Devine warned his players not to be complacent.

"The lads know that I will be looking for a good response against UCD and that we can't afford to go out onto the pitch giving anything less than 100%,” he said.

"The most important thing for me is that we concentrate on our own game and get that right and if we are successful in this we can win the game and keep our home record intact."

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