Derry City v Shelbourne, Brandywell, 7.45pm
After last week’s terrific late victory in Cork, the Candystripes are back on home turf this week and looking to solidify their spot in the upper reaches of the Airtricity League table. With back to back home games against Shelbourne and Bray Wanderers there is the opportunity to impress the home crowd and garner up to six points. The Candsytripes have yet to record a home victory in any competition this season and will be looking to put this record to rights over the weekend.
This evening’s game is the first meeting between the sides since last season’s FAI Cup semi-final, which City won after a replay in Tolka Park. City’s win in Cork last week was their first League win at that venue since September 2000 and this has lifted spirits amongst players and supporters alike. The three points, combined with match postponements for other sides saw City jump up the League table behind early leaders, Sligo Rovers.