Preview & Team news Drogheda v Derry City

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Updated: July 1, 2011

Drogheda will be hoping that Galway can end their home hoodoo as they look to cut the gap between them and UCD. Mick Cooke’s side are currently second bottom of the table 4 points behind UCD who make the trip to the west to face bottom side Galway.

Should Galway win and Drog’s overcome a strong Derry side then the battle at the bottom will become very interesting. Cooke’s side are the form team amongst the relegation contenders having racked up a couple of crucial win’s lately.

In fact all three of Drogheda’s wins this season have come in the last six games as the Louth side look to turn the corner after a miserable start to the season, last time out however they were outplayed by Bohemians on their way to a 2-0 defeat.

Cooke’s side however won their last encounter at Hunky Dory’s Park and will be hoping that the home support can spur them on.

Derry meanwhile has drawn four of their last six games but are unbeaten since they lost to Dundalk at the tail end of May. Three of the draws have been against their rivals for the title; Shamrock Rovers, Sligo and St Pats Athletic, an indication of far Stephen Kenny’s side have come on this season.

Derry are currently 4th in the table, 6 points off the top and with the top two in action on Sunday, Kenny will be aware of the need for a win to keep the pressure up.

When the two sides meet in March, Drogheda came from 2-0 down to claim a point while Derry won 2-0 when they met at the Brandywell in May.

Team news
Drogheda welcome back Mark O’Brien from suspension however they are without Jack Flynn who is still out through injury.

Derry meanwhile will be missing Kevin Deery and Barry Molloy who are both struggling with injury.

Form:
Drogheda: LWLWLW
Derry: DDWDDW

Top scorers:
Drogheda: Daniel Corcoran 3
Derry: Eamonn Zayed 14
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