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The Leesiders make the long trip to the Brandywell to take on title-chasers Derry City and Tommy Dunne knows that his side must get a positive result

Cork City manager Tommy Dunne has admitted that The Brandywell is a "tough place to go" as his side prepare to take on Derry City in the Airtricity Premier Division.

The Leesiders currently find themselves in eighth position in the league table having suffered three defeats from their last five games, including a home loss to Bray Wanderers and Dunne has conceded that his side are in need of a positive result.

However, the Cork boss is confident that his team has what it takes to get a result against Declan Devine's Candystripes.

"We've gone to the Brandywell in worse circumstances as we all know but it is a tough place to go," Dunne told the club's official website.

"Derry is always a tough place to go," he continued. "They are playing really, really well at the moment and we know that we have a bit to do to get a result there.

"I have to say that we need to get a result because when you lose home games like we have, then you need to pick points up on the road.

"Derry is a difficult place to do that, but I have no doubt that if there’s one team that can get a result in the Brandywell, then it's us."

Cork City will be without Kevin Murray and Dan Murray, while striker Denis Behan will also miss the tie with a knee injury. Danny Furlong is doubtful, but centre back Darren Dennehy returns from suspension and Neal Horgan is available after recovering from injury.

Derry City must contend with the absence of Ruaidhri Higgins and Paddy Kavanagh, while Thomas Crawley has also been ruled out with an injury.

However, the Foylesiders welcome Barry Molloy and Ryan McBride back to the squad after the pair served suspensions.

Derry City host Cork City in the Airtricity Premier Division at the Brandywell. Kick off 19:45 BST.

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