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Candystripes in confident mood as they travel to Dalymount Park

Bohemians v Derry City, Airtricity Premier Division: Dalymount Park, Tonight, 7.45pm

New arrival: Conor Davis
New arrival: Conor Davis

By Eoin Wilson

Derry City are back on league duty this evening as they travel to Dalymount Park on the back of their confidence-boosting 4-1 win at Cork City at the weekend.

Tonight's game presents Derry with an opportunity to close the gap on Bohs and third place with a European place still a real possibility for Declan Devine's team.

"We are under no illusions going to Dalymount," the manager stated.

"We're going there up against a rejuvenated team, in my opinion one of the best teams in the league and there are players there of a real high calibre.

"It's a game that we will embrace. I know that the players are really looking forward to. We have to improve from our performance against them at the Brandywell at the end of a real hectic schedule when our guys were actually dead on their feet.

That game still lives in the memory, that disappointment because we didn't have the energy levels that we possess and that's something we're looking to put right."

The Candy Stripes go to Dalymount boosted with the arrival of striker Conor Davis, who yesterday signed an 18-month deal with the club.

With Darren McCauley returning and Michael McCrudden expected back from injury shortly, there is no shortage of firepower at the club with Davis' arrival adding to Devine's options.

"I'm absolutely ecstatic to get him in," he said.

"Conor first came to my attention last year when I was working for RTE at the Dundalk game in the semi-final of the FAI Cup.

"He has a lot of ability, a lot of quality and he gives us options. He's another exciting player who has a great future in the game."

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