Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 25 December 2014

Derry aim to bounce back as Bohs await

Derry City come up against old boss Pat Fenlon tonight when they travel to Bohemians and look to get back to winning ways.

The Brandywell men suffered their first defeat of the season at Bray Wanderers last week, that defeat along with Bohs' win at champions Drogheda United, means Fenlon's men have leap-frogged City and moved into second place.

However manager Stephen Kenny knows that a win at Dalymount Park, would see City put pressure on leaders St Patrick's Athletics and cut their lead at the top to just a point, before their Dublin derby at Shamrock Rovers, on Sunday.

Nevertheless Kenny is expecting a tough game against the Gypsies: " Bohs' confidence is high after their win over Drogheda.

"But our record in Dublin is not bad. We have won two of our three games there and will travel to Bohs with a good degree of belief and confidence."

Former Ballymena United defender Aaron Callaghan may get his first start in the Premier Division, as big centre-back Clive Delaney serves a one match ban, but on the treatment table and missing the game will be Paddy McCourt, Darren Quigley, Sean Hargan, Mark McChrystal, Kevin Deery and Sammy Morrow, however leading marksman Mark Farren is back.

"Mark has an exceptional goal-scoring ratio against Bohs at Dalymount Park and we'll be hoping he continues in that vein. We weren't at our best last Friday, but we didn't deserve to lose and it was unfortunate that we suffered a controversial decision in regards both the penalty and Clive's sending off, however we just have to get on with it, starting at Bohemians."

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