Cork City Team News v Derry City

Cork City are back in league action tomorrow night (Friday night), as they welcome Derry City to Turner’s Cross. ****

City’s last league outing saw them claim a point away to Shamrock Rovers, thanks to a late equaliser from John Dunleavy. Speaking ahead of the game, City boss Tommy Dunne told *CorkCityFC.net*: “The rest has helped a few of the players who have been suffering from knocks or niggling injuries. Since we have come back, the lads have trained well, so we are looking forward to getting back into it tomorrow night.”****

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“In our previous meeting with Derry, we made it difficult for ourselves as we did not play well on the night. Derry are a strong outfit, they were a top three side last season and have every chance of challenging for a similar position this season again. If we can start the game well, I think we will give ourselves an opportunity to win the game and that is what we will be setting out to do.”****

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Dunne also confirmed that striker Jamie Murphy has left the club, saying: “It is unfortunate that things did not work out for Jamie. He was progressing nicely but he picked up a few injuries and he also has work commitments outside of the game as well. I would like to wish him all the best for the future.” ****

Danny Murphy returns from the suspension that kept him out of the Shamrock Rovers game, but John Dunleavy will miss out. Shane O’Connor will miss the game due to an arm injury, while Dan Murray remains sidelined with the groin injury that has troubled him in recent weeks. Stephen Mulcahy, Kevin Murray and Neal Horgan are all back in training and are expected to be available for selection in the near future.

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