CORK City will be looking to consolidate their grip on second place in the league table when they welcome Longford Town to Turner’s Cross this Friday night.
City go into the game having drawn their last three league fixtures, away to Bray and Drogheda and at home to Derry City.
The visitors are currently in eighth place in the table, two points clear of the play-off position, but they are without a win in four.
City boss John Caulfield said: ‘We are at home, it is our second last home game of the season and hopefully the crowd will come out in force as we look to box off second place.’
‘There are players coming back from injury and, over the next few weeks, it is about making sure players get game time, keep the sharpness up and keep pushing each other. The lads knew after Friday night (the draw against Drogheda) that I wasn’t happy, but we have had good training sessions this week and the intensity has been good, so you can see there is a good vibe out there.
‘It is important for them to keep pushing each other and it is important for me to keep on top of the lads, so I am expecting a good performance on Friday night.’
Ross Gaynor misses the game through suspension, while John Kavanagh remains sidelined through injury. Colin Healy has returned to training but will not be considered for selection. Danny Morrissey is expected to return from injury, but Mark O’Sullivan and Gavan Holohan are both rated as doubts.