The Candystrips host DrogHEda United at the Brandywell in the quarter final replay.
Peter Hutton will not be in the Derry dugout tonight as he serves his one match suspension for being sent off during the recent league game with Sligo Rovers.
Barry Molloy is struggling with a groin injury and will have a late fitness test.
Drogheda have five players absent for tonights game, trio Peter McGlynn, Shane Grimes and Gavin Holohan are banned after their dismissals in the drawn game last Friday while Michael Daly and Gavin Brennan are suspended.
Shamrock Rovers are through to the FAI cup semi finals following a 2-1 win over Dundalk at Oriel park last night.
Sheppard with a brace for the Hoops to send them through.
Finn Harps replay with Avondale is on Wednesday night in Ballybofey.