Galway United v Derry City, Eamon Deacy Park, Monday 7.45pm
Both sides will be looking to forget about recent League results tomorrow night as they seek to advance to the last 8 of the EA Sports Cup. Shane Keegan’s Galway side have been battling towards the bottom of the Premier Division table, whereas City have slumped to a run of three defeats after the events of the last month.
The home boss has pointed to the fact that he will use the game to assist with the rehabilitation of Gavin Holohan and Kevin Devaney, and also look to see what players he can trial from the underage set up.
City boss Shiels has injury concerns over Lukas Schubert and Nicky Low, as well as the long term absentees such as Rory Patterson. The Candystripes boss is certainly smarting from seeing his side slip to three consecutive defeats.
The manager, speaking to the Derry Journal pointed out that both sides are looking for morale boosting wins
“We need to win, they need to win; most of all for a morale booster to get the morale back and the boys up and running, working hard and playing hard. Doing the things that we were doing well, with a high energy, so we need to get that back and let’s use this game to try and get it back.”
“Nicky Low is struggling with a niggle, Lukas Schubert is probably out, he has got a thigh strain, but we’ll wait and see,” stated Shiels. “We want to freshen things up obviously, it’s mid-week games the next three weeks and if we were to win tomorrow night, it will be mid-week the next four weeks, so those are the things we have to do, but we’ll take a look at it and see what’s best for the team.”