Derry Captain McBride faces fitness test ahead of Shamrock Rvs game

Paul Hegarty

Derry City begin life without Peter Hutton tonight when they meet Shamrock Rovers at the Brandywell

With Caretaker boss, Paul Hegarty taking charge of team affairs for the final six league games of the Premier Division campaign, tonight's match is another important test for Derry.

Team captain, Ryan McBride faces a late fitness test for Derry.

Martin Homes will have LIVE updates on Highland this evening from the 7.45pm kick off.

Dundalk can open up an eleven-point gap at the top of the table

The champions play host to Louth rivals Drogheda, while Bohemians take on Longford.

Finn harps are back in action tomorrow night - they travel to play Cobh Ramblers in the First Division

With no game last weekend, the suspensions have built up meaning Harps face the trip south on Saturday without a trio of key personnel.

Tommy McMonagle, Keith Cowan and Raymond Foy all suspended while Damien McNulty is out through injury. Packie Mailey, although back in training, is again a major doubt.

League leaders Wexford Youths make the trip to third place UCD this evening.

A Wexford win will put them ten points clear at the top and closer to the title while a UCD victory would see the students dislodge Harps from second place.

Elsewhere, Shelbourne can close the gap on the playoff spots with a win at Athlone, while bottom two Waterford and Cabinteely meet at the RSC.