Derry City will be looking to keep their good run of form over the last couple of weeks going on Friday evening, as they host an in-form Bohemians at the Brandywell.
Bohemians sit two places and five points ahead of the Candystripes coming into the game and just like the home side they have shown better form on the road so far this season.
Games between the two sides have been very tight over the last number of years with two wins, two draws and two losses a piece in the last two season; however in the 2012 season Derry claimed three wins from three scoring five goals and conceding just one over the three games.
Speaking ahead of the game Derry City Manager Peter Hutton had this to say. “Over the last couple of weeks we have, I feel, been playing well enough to get good results and that was the case on Monday evening in Limerick. It was a good solid performance and we got what we deserved. It was a real team performance, with everyman from 1 to 11 acquitting themselves very well, and in truth we could have won by more".
"We know that we need to bring that positivity into tomorrow night's game against Bohemians. This game will really be a big test for us. Bohemians will arrive here in good form and feeling very positive. They have been playing very well so far under the guidance of Keith Long and it shows with the scalps they have already taken and the fact they have yet to concede on the road".
"From our own point of view, we have been excellent in training all week and we know that we are hard to break down and score against while at the same time we have a lot of attacking options that can cause any team problems”.
In team news, Stephen Dooley (back) Shaun Kelly(knee) Sean Patton (knee) Aaron Barry(calf) Seamus Sharkey (concussion) Dean Jarvis (hip) Shane McEleney (Hamstring) and Phillip Lowry(groin) will all be missing through injury while Ryan McBride will returns to the side after suspension.