UCD host a Drogheda United side that has gone seven games unbeaten since the opening day of the season.
The Dublin side are looking to get back to winning ways after a draw and two defeats in their previous three fixtures, but Drogheda will travel to the Bowl well aware that they lost twice there last season.
The Students have Mick Leahy and Sean Russell back in training, but Ger Barron (toe), Chris Mulhall (groin) and Tomas Boyle (back) are doubts.
Drogheda midfielder Paul Crowley is their only absentee through injury.
UCD manager Martin Russell is wary of the great start that Drogheda have had this season.
Russell said: "Mick Cooke has added some good quality to last year’s squad and they are playing without fear and picking up some great results.
"From our own point of view we must try and bounce back and produce the type of performance that gives us the best chance of winning the game."
Drogheda United boss Mick Cooke said: "This will be a tricky game for us – it's never easy going to Belfield. They will be well setup and they like to play nice football like us.
But the Drogs boss has ruled out any complacency from his players.
He said: "They may be on a bad run, but these things can change very quickly, especially in our league."