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Derry City v CCFC – Team news & coverage

Cork City make the long journey to the Brandywell this week, as they take on fourth-placed Derry City.

The Rebel Army look to bring their six-game winless run to an end, while Derry will be looking to increase the gap between the two clubs with a victory. Both sides took a point from their Easter Monday games, with the hosts earning an impressive 2-2 draw against Waterford at the RSC and City playing out a scoreless draw at home to Sligo.

Speaking to the media at his weekly press conference in Bishopstown, City boss John Caulfield spoke about the home side’s local contingent: “The core and strength of Derry, historically, was in their local players. They had a hardcore of locals in their team with some outside players brought in. In the last few years they had gone away from that. Declan Devine was appointed along with Paddy McCourt and Kevin Deery and they’ve come back saying that they wanted to bring back the “Derryness” into the club. They went back out there and started signing the Derry lads that had moved away. Obviously, they have pride in their club and their city and their results this year have been fantastic.”

“Last week they lost to Rovers, but they also beat Pat’s and drew with Waterford. It’s always tough in Derry and we know that. There’ll be a big crowd, and whether Derry are top of the table or bottom of the table, it’s always a tough venue. Over the years we’ve had some very good results and on some occasions we haven’t. At the moment we’re in the middle of a very hectic schedule so we’ll have to have high energy levels on Friday night.”

Although City come into the game with a number of injury concerns, Caulfield did confirm that he hopes to have Dáire O’Connor and Karl Sheppard available from the start. Alan Bennett and Cian Murphy are ruled out, while there are a number of other players being assessed ahead of the game.

Referee: Robert Harvey

Injury News: Alan Bennett, Cian Murphy.

Suspensions: None

Last game: Cork City 0-0 Sligo Rovers

Last meeting: Cork City 0-0 Derry City

League Form (League, most recent game first): D L L D L

Online Coverage

We will have live online coverage of the game.

Updates will be provided on our official Twitter account (@CorkCityFC), as well as updates of key incidents on our official Facebook & Instagram pages.

We will also have reports and reaction on Soundcloud, Podcast and CorkCityFC.ie

Don’t forget to tune in to our social media channels for all the latest news and exclusive content, and you can use our official hashtag for all of your posts – #CCFC84

Online Coverage

We will have live online coverage of the game.

Updates will be provided on our official Twitter account (@CorkCityFC), as well as updates of key incidents on our official Facebook page.

We will also have reports and reaction on Soundcloud, Podcast and CorkCityFC.ie 

Don't forget to tune in to our social media channels for all the latest news and exclusive content, and you can use our official hashtag for all of your posts- #CCFC84

   

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