Derry go into the game of the back of a 2-1 derby win over Sligo Rovers last Friday.
Manager Peter Hutton will not be on the touchline tonight following his sending off at the Brandywell last weekend.
With the cup quarter final this Friday in mind and injuries to Rory Patterson, Philip Lowry, Barry McNamee and Ryan Mc Bride, Hutton may ring the changes for the clash with Stephen Kenny's side.
Michael Duffy is definitely out of the game because of u21 international duty with Northern Ireland.
The only other match in the top-flight will see Sligo Rovers host Bohemians with both games due to kick-off at 7.45.