Derry City v St Patrick's Athletic
Derry City host St Patrick's Athletic at the Brandywell knowing that anything other than a win against the title-chasing Dubliners will see their league hopes finally fade.
A win or a draw will see St Pats overtake Dundalk at the top but for Derry only three points will do. Ten points behind the leaders, albeit with this game in hand, the Candystripes will be desperate for victory.
Declan Devine looks set to be without defender Dean Jarvis who picked up a knee in Friday's 4-1 defeat to Cork, but he's hopeful that Dean Jarvis can return from injury to step into the breach to replace him.
Devine know the importance of winning this game and told the BBC: "It's a game we can salvage a bit of pride from and if we can get a good result we can start looking upwards. We'll be seven points behind if we win and there's still a lot of football to be played."
Victory is just as important for St Pat's who dropped two very important points against Bohemians on Friday.
Manager Liam Buckley has a full squad to select from, with John Russell having returned to training having been on the sidelines with an ankle injury.
Saints’ skipper Conor Kenna is on course for his 100th league appearance for the club should he play in tonight's clash.
"Friday’s result against Bohemians was a little bit disappointing, but you know we’re still in the mix. Every game between now and the end of the season is important and the result the other night now means the competition amongst all the teams and for European places is hotting up," Buckley said.
"We’re looking forward to Tuesday’s game, we can go back into first place if we get a result so the lads are eager to get playing again.”
Drogheda United v Sligo Rovers
Victory will allow defending champions Sligo Rovers to close the gap on leaders Dundalk to three points but they face a Drogheda United side that has finally rediscovered the form that delivered a runners-up spot, a place in Europe and the EA SPORTS Cup last season.
Mick Cooke’s side are unbeaten in their last seven league games and have also reached the last eight of the FAI Ford Cup and the EA SPORTS Cup final.
They must plan without the influential Mick Daly as he picked up a hamstring injury in the win over Bray but Declan O’Brien is back after suspension.
Sligo have lost on their last three visits to Drogheda and will work off the same squad that beat Limerick on Saturday night with the exception of Pascal Millien who has headed to Seoul to link up with Haiti ahead of their friendly with South Korea on Friday.
Evan McMillan, Ross Gaynor (both knee) and Iarfhlaith Davoren (calf) are still sidelined. Danny North will make his 100th appearance since moving to the League of Ireland if he plays. He’s scored 45 goals in that time, 20 of them for Sligo who haven’t lost any of the 14 games he has scored in.