Derry City v Longford Town – Tue 2nd April – KO 7.45pm – Brandywell
EA SPORTS Cup 2nd Rnd
Match Sponsor: McCambridge Duffy
The focus switches to the EA Sports Cup for Derry City on Tuesday night as the holders welcome Longford Town to the Brandywell for a second round tie.
With such a hectic schedule to negotiate this month, Declan Devine could easily have been persuaded to make wholesale changes to his starting XI, however that doesn’t look to be the case.
“There are only three trophies to play for so we want to be involved for as long as possible in all of them” he began.
“Longford have started their season really well and are unbeaten so far. Neale seems to have them playing the right way and I think they’ve only conceded one goal to date. There’s no doubt we have to be ready for a very tough game.”
“Derry have a great record in this competition but the past is the past and we’re starting from scratch. We’re looking forward to the match and will do everything in our power to make the next round.”
“Nathan Gartside will start, and both Gianni Seraf and Gerardo Bruna, who have been very patient, will also come in.”
“Jamie McDonagh’s ban is finally over so he will be raring to go as well so we’ll have a strong team out. I wouldn’t want it any other way.”
On match day from 7pm, tickets will be on sale from Long Tower Youth Club which can be accessed from the stadium car park.
NOTE: Season tickets are not valid for cup games.
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As usual, Drive105 will be providing live commentary coverage of the game.