Soccer – North West Derby Kicks Of Premier Division

Derry City kickstart their Premier Division League campaign tonight at the Brandywell. The Candystrips play host to a strong Sligo Rovers side. Derry’s captain Kevin Deery and winger James McClean are set to miss the clash due to calf and hip injuries. Stephen McLaughlin formerly of Finn Harps is doubtful as he twitched his hamstring in training. McLaughlin who did not feature in the friendly game against Salthill Devon last Friday night will undergo a pre match fitness test. Eamon Zayed will start up front while another new arrival Stephen Greacen will be in defence. Sligo have a fully-fit squad to choose from with new signings Raffaele Cretaro, Jason McGuinness, Aaron Greene, Alan Kirby and Brendan Clarke all expected to feature at some stage.