Young midfielder Brian Lenihan will miss the tie as he is on international duty Lenihan with the Republic of Ireland Under 19 side, while winger Daryl Horgan misses out through suspension. John Dunleavy (ankle), Colin Healy (thigh strain), Cathal Lordan (knee) and Eoghan Murphy (ankle) are all ruled out through injury, while defenders Dan Murray and Neal Horgan will also miss out. Mark McNulty, Danny Murphy and Vinny Sullivan all return from suspension, after missing the defeat to Shamrock Rovers last week.
Dunne told CorkCityFC.net that despite a lengthy injury list, his side will be aiming to pick up a result at the Brandywell: “Going to the Brandywell is always a long trip for us, but it is a good venue to play in. We need to pick up points there if we can, because it is at the point in the season where every point really matters. Although we are without a number of players, we still have aspirations of getting something from the game.”
“In the last number of weeks, with the exception of the UCD game, I think we have performed reasonably well. We need to be solid and make sure that we do not give anything away that will give us an uphill battle to get a result from the game.”
Injury News: John Dunleavy, Colin Healy, Cathal Lordan, Eoghan Murphy, Dan Murray, Neal Horgan.
Suspensions: Daryl Horgan
International Call-up: Brian Lenihan with Republic of Ireland Under 19’s
Last Game: Cork City 1-2 Shamrock Rovers
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