AS they prepare to park their domestic ambitions to focus on the challenge of Europe, Dundalk hope that their away form can carry them through tonight’s test away to Galway United and on into their Champions League tussle with BATE Borisov.
Stephen Kenny’s side have just one league game scheduled for the next three weeks, in Galway tonight, as they need time to prepare for those Euro ties against BATE, the first leg in Belarus on Wednesday week, but they take a good away record – five straight away wins – to Eamon Deacy Park.
“We are in good form and away from home we’re good so we will go there to try and keep our run going and extend our lead,” said Dundalk striker David McMillan.
“We have another really tough test against Galway. They’re a good side and play some good football, we had a difficult game earlier in the season.”
Galway recall Jason Molloy but Sam Oji is a major doubt for United boss Tommy Dunne.
In domestic transfer news, much-travelled striker Mark Quigley has ended his exile from the league after agreeing a short-term contract with Derry City. The former U21 cap, out of action since October due to a back injury, hopes to bring his scoring touch to a Derry side who have managed just three goals in the last eight league games.
Meanwhile, former Ireland defender Eddie Nolan has joined League Two side York City following his release from Scunthorpe United.