Sligo Rovers face Bohemians on Friday night in Dalymount Park in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division.
The teams are separated by two points in the table in a big game for both sides.
In team news, Caolan McAleer and Patrick McClean serve bans from accumulated yellow cards.
Adam Morgan will have a number of injections on his abdominal injury who has troubled the striker for a number of weeks. A period of rest been diagnosed in the aftermath and he will miss at least six weeks. Gary Boylan is out long term.
Lee Lynch has received international clearance and is available for selection as he begins a second spell with the club.
New signings Mikey Drennan and Kris Twardek will be pushing for more game time after making their Bit O’ Red debuts in last Sunday’s shock 2-1 defeat to bottom side Bray Wanderers.
Lee Lynch will also be in contention for his first appearance since his return to the club during the week, after he received international clearance.
Despite last week’s result, Lynch says he feels there is plenty to be positive about in the club at the minute…
Boss Gerard Lyttle says he is frustrated by the two defeats since the mid-season break, but is focused on the bigger picture…
Gerard Lyttle said: “Bray wasn’t good enough. I could sit here and speak about different factors but there are no excuses. We let ourselves and a lot of people down, we didn’t show up. The responsibility is on myself and the players as I said after the game. It wasn’t acceptable.
“We’ve been in every day since that match and we didn’t have to say too much immediately, the players know and they’ve been gearing some of the initial response. It has come from them and that’s what you want. I say initial because the real reaction comes on the pitch on Friday night.
“I think they care, I think we’re all hurting. As I’ve said before, this is a process of trying to build something and there will be ups and downs. But we have to win games. I believe in them and they can dominate matches and they’re good enough to achieve things here.
“We’ve have to be whole-hearted in our approach on Friday and all week we’ve encouraged them to take that with them.
“The lads know the management believe in them and this is a game we welcome because it’s a quick turnaround and a chance for us to show we’re a lot, lot better than last Sunday.
“When I took this job, I made a point of basing myself around the centre of Sligo so you get a feeling for the support and what they go through.
“I know from being around the town this week what the mood is, the frustration and I understand it.
“I think when team comes out on Friday that support can help them, we have a lot of young players here and they need that. The feeling we all carried this week can only be changed by the right approach on Friday and we can achieve that together.”
Tomorrow’s game kicks-off in Dalymount Park at 7.45pm.
It is the only game in the Premier Division this weekend because of the European fixtures.