Cork City are back on the road this week, as they travel to Dalymount Park on Friday evening to face fourth-placed Bohemians.
The Dublin side are hot on the tail of Derry City who sit a point ahead in third place and will be looking for a victory which could see them leapfrog the Candystripes. City will be in search of a first victory under new boss Neale Fenn, which would all but confirm their status as a Premier Division club next season.
The sides have faced off four times already this season, with two victories and a draw for City in the league, while Bohs progressed at the expense of the Leesiders in the EA Sports Cup in May.
Speaking at his weekly press conference in Bishopstown, City head coach Neale Fenn said:
“It’s another huge game for us. We’ll be going into it believing we can win it. Finn Harps are playing UCD, and if they beat UCD and we lose to Bohs, Finn Harps are four points behind us, which is not a position we want to be in. We’re going to go up there and try to beat Bohs and hope that the other results go our way.”
“I imagine that the game on Friday will be very close, we’ve got a good record against them this season, but that doesn’t really mean anything going into Friday. It’s going to be a tight game, we need to make sure we defend set pieces and defend our box better than we did last Friday.”
On the injury front, Kevin O’Connor is back in contention after an arm injury, but Ronan Hurley, Cian Murphy and Cian Bargary are all still sidelined.
Referee: Robert Harvey
Injury News: Cian Murphy, Cian Bargary, Ronan Hurley
Last game: Derry City 4-0 City
Last meeting: City 0-0 Bohemians
League Form (League, most recent game first): L D L L L
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Match Day 33 Fixtures
|Bohs||1 - 0||CCFC||Dalymount Park|
|Dundalk||1 - 0||Derry||Oriel Park|
|St. Pat's||0 - 2||Waterford||Richmond Park|
|FHFC||0 - 0||UCD||Finn Park|
|Sligo||0 - 0||Sham. Rovers||The Showgrounds|