Cork City manager Tommy Dunne has stressed that his side must 'try to win every home game' ahead of the clash with UCD.
The Leesiders currently sit eighth in the Airtricity Premier Division table, with six points from five games and they have lost just once in the league this season - a 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Derry City. However Dunne has urged his team to make their home games count.
"I don't think [tonight's] result will make or break the season, but we need to try to win every home game," he told the club's official website. "UCD are a tough team, they will be competitive against any team they face."
Cork will welcome back centre back Darren Dennehy, who returns from suspension, while Dan Murray also returns to the fold. However, doubts remain over the fitness of Darly Horgan and Adam Rundle, who are nursing ankle and knee injuries respectively.
The Students have not won in the league this season and find themselves at the bottom of the table with one point after six games. Nevertheless, Dunne praised the work of UCD boss Martin Russell and described his opponents as 'a solid team'.
"I think Martin Russell has done a fantastic job at UCD over the last few years," said Dunne. "And while they have not started the season well, I do think they are a solid team who have the potential to be dangerous opponents for any team."
Cork City host UCD at Turners Cross in the Airtricity Premier Division on Friday, April 5. Kick off 19:45 BST.