Derry City will have to pick themselves up after Saturdays penalty shot out loss to Crusaders in the Setanta Cup final. They travel to Gortakeegan tomorrow night in need of three points after a disappointing week.
With City lying in eighth position in the league a win over Monaghan would see the Foylesiders climb two places into sixth ahead of Bray Wanderers.
Speaking ahead of this game Declan Devine said:
“We need to forget about the result on Saturday and dust ourselves down and get on with the job at hand. Yes, the squad are all very disappointed with the outcome but it’s back to the bread and butter stuff now. Results haven’t gone our way over the last couple of weeks but I feel they will turn for us. We will go to Monaghan expecting a tough, physical game against a team that has had a week off and should be well rested. If we get the three points tomorrow I feel this will be a fresh start we need to start to put a couple of results together and move up the table where we belong.”
Derry will be missing Stewart Greacen (knee), Kevin Deery (knee) and Mark Farren (hamstring).