Shamrock Rovers face a tricky away test in Maginn Park on Friday night, as Stephen Bradley’s men look to make it three wins on the trot in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division.
“Derry are a good side, they play good football. We know it’s going to be a tough game but the way we’re playing at the moment I don’t think we’d fear anyone. So we’ll go there full of confidence.”
“There’s a lot of games coming up in quick succession, we play Friday and then Monday, against Galway United, but we just have to look at the next game and concentrate on that.”
“We want to win against Derry and see where that takes us. We’re getting there, it’s not perfect by any stretch. We’ve let games slip at vital times. The pleasing thing about the last two weeks is that we’ve played as a team for 90 minutes, so that shows signs that the lads are starting to understand each other’s game and starting to gel better. It’s still going to take time but we’re definitely in the right direction.”
Team news for the game, Bradley said, “Darren Meenan is back after his suspension. Sean Boyd is out (suspended) so it’s one for one really. Paul Corry is still out (knee injury) but Ryan Connolly is back in full training and goes straight into contention. He’s a naturally fit lad so he won’t be too far off the pace.”