Peter Hutton will be desperate for his team to get their first Brandywell win of the season when Derry City host Drogheda United this evening (7.45pm).
The Candystripes have not won since the opening day of the season against Galway, with a draw at Sligo the only reward they have to show in between games against Dundalk and St. Patrick's Athletic.
Two defeats already leaves Derry on four points from four games and with league games against Cork City and Shamrock Rovers up next, tonight's game represents a must-win for Hutton and his team.
Derry go into tonight's game frustrated after a Greg Bolger wonder goal sent them to defeat at St. Pat's in midweek, despite playing well throughout.
"There's no easy games, far from it," said Hutton. "We now have Drogheda which is going to prove a stern test.
"They are all very difficult games and whatever you get you're certainly going to have to earn and it will be no different come Friday.
"There were a lot more positives from the Pat's game. The players were gutted to have lost and they were deflated.
"I had to remind them that they played well but unfortunately we had nothing to show from it.
"That's just the small margins of winning and losing in this league."