World News – GB – LOI Team News: Dundalk visits Derry ahead of euro campaign


With Dundalk’s hectic Europa League group stage campaign kicking off against Norwegian Molde at Tallaght Stadium on Thursday, Filippo Giovagnoli’s side are heating up for it Continental battle planned with a trip to face Derry City as the SSE Airtricity League enters its final stage

While retaining the title is out of reach, Dundalk will aim to consolidate third place in the division, while Derry City, who will also have three league games to go after Monday’s head-to-head, are mired in seventh and in need of a race to get back properly in the mix of European places

The Candystripes also have more clarity on rescheduled matches Last Friday’s postponed match against leaders Shamrock Rovers will now take place on Wednesday October 28 at 6 p.m. and will be broadcast live on RTÉ 2

Their October 25 match against Shelbourne has been moved forward two days to Friday October 23, with a 7 45 p.m. Extra kick off from Derry FAI Cup match against Sligo Rovers has been moved from Friday October 30 to November 1

Meanwhile, Shamrock Rovers’ matches against Finn Harps and St Patrick’s Athletic have been moved to November 1 and 4, respectively.

Dundalk: Dane Massey is still recovering from a hip injury, while wingers Nathan Oduwa and Daniel Kelly are questionable Darragh Leahy should be available after returning from Ireland for the Under-21s

Declan Devine (Derry City manager): « Dundalk have been brilliantly successful in the Europa League and are now getting their rewards with huge matches From our point however, we have to try to get as many points from those last four matches as possible and see where it takes us »

Shane Keegan (Dundalk first team coach): « We have to go and deliver a good performance Monday in Derry and we can do it We want to go there and get three points to close a successful week for us by going to Molde Thursday « 

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