Derry City v Bohemians – Fri 20th September – KO 7.45pm – Brandywell
SSE Airtricity League
Match Sponsor: J&K Coaches
Declan Devine insists that tomorrow night’s game against Bohemians is even bigger than Saturday night’s EA Sports Cup final in terms of impact on the Brandywell club’s season.
The Derry boss said that last weekend’s atmosphere would always be a special memory for the players and backroom team however European football next season remained the club’s focus.
“We had to move on very quickly, which is what we’ve done in every game this season- win, lose or draw” he began.
“There are six games left- four of them here-including a couple against our nearest challengers in the race for Europe. The boys have worked so hard this season and that would be a fitting reward.”
“It’s going to be very tough; we haven’t beaten Bohs this season, so we know we’ll have to be at our very best.”
“I do think if we can create a similar atmosphere to what we had against Dundalk it would really lift the players.”
“We’ve gone toe-to-toe with the best team in the country four times now and that has given these players real belief.”
The Candystripes will be without Darren Cole who misses the rest of the season with a cruciate injury while Grant Gillespie is suspended after Saturday’s red card.
On the plus side however, both Greg Sloggett and Conor Davis took full part in training this week and the pair are in contention for Friday night’s match.
On match day from 7pm, tickets will be on sale from Long Tower Youth Club which can be accessed from the stadium car park.
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