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Rovers return: Declan Devine’s men will resume against Sligo

Rovers return: Declan Devine’s men will resume against Sligo

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Rovers return: Declan Devine’s men will resume against Sligo

Derry City will return to action with a home clash against Sligo Rovers when the Airtricity Premier League restarts on Friday, July 31.

It is an early kick-off (5.45pm) for Declan Devine's men who will set the ball rolling on action in series six of the league campaign.

Derry are currently five points behind third-placed Bohemians with a game in hand as the abridged season gets back up and running.

It will be a busy start with the Candystripes then away to St. Pat's Athletic on Monday, August 3 before entertaining Shelbourne on Sunday, August 9.

Devine's men have, meanwhile, been handed a bye in the first round of the FAI Cup.

The Brandywell outfit are one of 13 sides straight through the last 16 with the competition restricted to SSE Airtricity League sides because of Covid-19.

Airtricity Premier League Series Six

Friday, July 31: Derry City v Sligo Rovers (5.45pm); Dundalk v St Pat's Athletic 7.45pm).

Saturday, August 1: Shelbourne v Waterford (2.00pm); Shamrock Rovers v Finn Harps; Cork City v Bohemians (both 5.00pm)

FAI Cup First round: Finn Harps v St Patrick's Athletic; Dundalk v Waterford; Cork City v Longford Town.

Byes: Derry City, Cabinteely, Shelbourne, Bray Wanderers, Sligo Rovers, Wexford, Shamrock Rovers, Athlone Town, UCD, Galway United, Cobh Ramblers, Bohemians, Drogheda United.

Belfast Telegraph