Sunday 18 February 2018

Shamrock Rvrs v Derry City

(Tallaght, 7.05, *Live RTE2)

League form: Shamrock Rovers DWWDW, Derry DWDDW

Match odds: Shamrock Rovers 1/1, Derry 11/4, Draw 11/5

Referee: A Kelly (Cork)

Team news: Gary O'Neill (calf) is a doubt for the Hoops and Dean Kelly is expected to miss out. Enda Stevens is a doubt after his involvement with the Ireland U-21s. Eddie McCallion and Owen Morrison are absent with calf problems for Derry, but Ryan McBride could return.

Talking point: The visitors need a win to keep the possibility of overhauling Rovers alive. Tonight will decide whether the title race will go right to the wire, but a win in Tallaght would be a serious achievement for the Candystripes. The champions should have enough.

Verdict: Home win.

Irish Independent

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