UCD manager Martin Russell expecting tight game against Bohemians

The Students welcome Bohs to the UCD Bowl in search of their second league win of the season and boss Martin Russell is expecting a close game
UCD manager Martin Russell is expecting a tight affair when his side hosts Bohemians in the Airtricity Premier Division on Tuesday, April 7.

The Students currently find themselves at the bottom of the table having managed just one win during the league campaign thus far - a 2-0 victory over Shamrock Rovers.

Bohemians, who defeated UCD in the opening game of the season at Dalymount Park, are unbeaten in their last three league games and Russell knows that it won't be an easy task for his team.

"Bohs have got a couple of decent draws of late," he said. "There wasn't a lot between the sides on our last number of meetings and I expect more of the same on Tuesday."

UCD will be without Mick Leahy, Mark Langtry and Mark McGinley. Bohemians, meanwhile, welcome back captain Owen Heary, who returns from injury, but Derek Pender remains a doubt.

Speaking ahead of the game, Bohs manager Aaron Callaghan is wary of the threat posed by UCD, noting their shock defeat of Shamrock Rovers.

"We will have to prepare really well for UCD," he said. "They beat Shamrock Rovers at home. They are performing well and their fitness levels are always good."

UCD will take on Bohemians at the UCD Bowl in the Airtricity Premier Division on Tuesday, April 7. Kick off 19:45 BST.