Derry City v Shamrock Rovers – Saturday 22nd September – KO 5pm – Brandywell
SSE Airtricity League
City boss Kenny Shiels insists there is still plenty to play for this season despite his side’s FAI cup defeat at home to Bohemians on Wednesday night.
The Candystripes start a run of three matches in a week when they entertain in-form Shamrock Rovers at Brandywell (KO 5pm) and Shiels is looking for a reaction from his charges.
“I felt we were very unlucky to go out of the cup during the week but we have to pick ourselves up and move on” he began.
“It’s another busy week ahead starting with Shamrock Rovers on Saturday. They’ll be looking to consolidate third place after a couple of decent wins, but we have plenty to play for too.”
“We have to strive to finish as high as we can in the table and see where that takes us. There are still six games to go so we’ll be looking for a big finish over the next few weeks.”
It’s a big ask for City given that they have only taken one point from “the hoops” this season so far but the home side really need a win to regain some league momentum.
Shiels confirmed that long-term absetee Conor McDermott is the only player definitely out of this week’s programme although he did suggest that Nicky Low’s workload will be managed following his return from surgery.
On match day, tickets will be on sale from Long Tower Youth Club which can be accessed from the stadium car park.
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