Derry City v Bray Wanderers (Fri)

Kevin Deery
Kevin Deery is ruled out for Derry's game against Bray

Derry City will be without suspended duo Shane McEleney and Danny Lafferty plus injured Kevin Deery for Friday's Airtricity League clash with Bray.

McEleney and Lafferty are both serving one-match bans while Deery will miss the game because of a calf injury.

Barry Molloy is available for the Brandywell game after missing seven matches because of injury.

Molloy is unlikely to start for the Candystripes who are a point behind leaders Shamrock Rovers.

Ruaidhri Higgins, Thomas McBride and Gareth McGlynn all look set to be fit after being fitness doubts earlier in the week.

"Barry Molloy has missed seven weeks but he's back training and looking OK," said manager Stephen Kenny.

Deery sustained the calf injury shortly after scoring a goal in last week's win over Drogheda.

Kenny is expecting a tough match against Bray side that have already recorded away wins over Shamrock Rovers and St Patrick's Athletic.

"Bray have had an excellent season. They have also drawn against Bohs and Dundalk away," added Kenny.

"We'll have to be at our best but we responded well to the defeat in Sligo by taking six points from the games against UCD and Drogheda and scoring nine goals.

"I couldn't have asked for any more but I think Bray will present a greater challenge than those two games."

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