Cork City FC are back in home league action on Friday night, as they welcome Cobh Ramblers to Turner's Cross for the first Cork Derby of the season!
City will be looking to get back to winning ways on Friday, after last week's draw away to Longford, and the previous defeat to Galway United. The game will be the first of two over the next couple of days for the Rebel Army, with another Munster Derby to follow on Monday evening, as Waterford come to Turner's Cross.
Speaking at the weekly press conference in Bishopstown, City assistant manager Richie Holland said: "The game on Saturday wasn't a great spectacle. There were a few positives to take, but our final decisions let us down a bit. I felt that we played better in the previous game in Galway, but it's one of those tricky ones, where we'll take the point."
"It's great to have a double header at Turner's Cross. First up is obviously the Cork Derby at Turner's Cross, and we're all looking forward to it, it's going to be a great game. There's always a bit of needle in those games., but we'll be ready. We're hoping for another big crowd on Friday, as there usually is for games like this. The fans have been absolutely brilliant and the players really feed off of that."
Barry Coffey was also on media duty this week, saying: "The crowds have been unbelievable. That's why we play, it's what it's all about. We feed off them and we hope to deliver on the pitch for them.
"It's a massive game. We're all really looking forward to it. The games come thick and fast, so we have to put our previous results behind us now, and focus on what's next."
On the injury front, City will be without Dylan McGlade, who Holland confirmed has suffered a tear in his medial ligament. James Doona is struggling with a groin injury, and will likely miss out. Gordon Walker and Alec Byrne are also out, while George Heaven is back training.
The match will also be broadcast on LOI TV, with commentary from RedFM's Ruairi O'Hagan & City legend Philip Long. You can purchase a single match pass for just €5, here.
Tickets for the game can be purchased online here. Tickets are also available form the club shop in Douglas Village, and from the ticket huts outside the ground prior to kick-off.
Referee: Oliver Moran
Injury News: Dylan McGlade, James Doona, Gordon Walker, Alec Byrne, George Heaven
Last game: Longford Town 0-0 City
League Form (Most recent game first): D L W