Two games on one night as Derry start pre-season

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Derry City start their pre-season campaign with two games tonight at two different venues.

The Billy Kee Memorial Cup is up for grabs at the Riverside Stadium as Derry battle with Irish League Championship side Institute.

Manager Kenny Shiels will attend the game in Drumahoe and is expected to line out a strong starting X1 for the annual fixture.

At the same time, a candystrips side made up of local Derry and Donegal players will play an Inishowen select at Maginn Park in Buncrana.

Both games start at 7.30pm.

The rest of Derry's pre-season schedule will see them travel to Glentoran on Friday February 12, the game has been brought forward from the Saturday as the Belfast men have a league fixture the following Monday.

City then face Coleraine at the Showgrounds on February 16 and four days later they visit Sligo Rovers on Saturday February 20.