LIMERICK FC will be hoping to capitalise on Derry City’s busy schedule when they host the ‘Candy Stripes’ in Thomond Park this Sunday evening. (Kick-off 5 p.m.)
The Airtricity Premier League fixture has been moved to Sunday because of Derry’s involvement in the Europa League.
And Derry boss, Declan Devine certainly won’t relish the arduous trip to Limerick so soon after last night’s Europa League second round qualifier against Trabzonspor.
The Brandywell club will be anxious to return to winning ways in the league campaign after losing their last two fixtures at home to Dundalk (0-1) and to Shamrock Rovers at Tallaght (2-1).
Limerick, who are sixth in the table, two places behind Derry, were beaten 2-1 by bottom side Shelbourne last Friday and have mixed the good with the bad in recent weeks.
After ending a five-game run without a win, they came from two down to beat high-flying Dundalk in Thomond Park and followed that up with a 1-0 win away to Bohemians.
But they have since picked up just one point in their two games since - that in the incredible 4-4 draw at home to Bray Wanderers.
Sunday’s game is the last of the second series of games.