Dundalk v Bohemians, Oriel Park, 7.45pm

Dundalk boss Stephen Kenny will face one of his former clubs once more with the Lilywhites looking to edge closer to leaders St Patrick’s Athletic, who do not play until Sunday.

The Co Louth outfit have won three of their last four games while Bohs have gone nine league games without a victory.

The Gypsies are without Stephen Traynor (ankle injury) and Andy Mulligan (Ireland University international commitments) while Ciaran Nangle and Ryan McEvoy (ankle injuries) are doubts.

Dundalk have recent signing Brian Gartland involved while Stephen O'Donnell returns from suspension, Mark Rossiter returns from injury but Keith Ward (knee) and Chris Shields (hip) are out while John Mountney (knee) is doubtful.

Shamrock Rovers v Derry City, Tallaght Stadium, 8pm

Shamrock Rovers will look to extend their unbeaten run to ten games when they welcome Derry City to Tallaght Stadium.

The Candystripes will bid to bounce back from last week’s loss to Dundalk by clinching a victory that would put them joint-top with St Pat’s.

Derry are without Patrick McEleney, Barry Molloy, Ruaidhri Higgins, Thomas Crawley and Kevin Deery while Rory Patterson is a doubt. David McDaid's international clearance has been processed.

The Hoops will give a debut to new signing Eamon Zayed, while goalkeeper Barry Murphy and defender David Elebert are ruled out through injury.

Shelbourne v Cork City, Tolka Park, 8.00pm

Shelbourne will look to convert their recent durability into another three points when the division’s bottom side host Cork City at Tolka Park.

City produced a stunning 3-1 victory over champions Sligo Rovers last week.

Shels are still without Paul Crowley, recovering after hip surgery and Dean Kelly (hamstring) while Robert Bayly (knee) and Garret O'Connor (calf) are doubts.

The Leesiders continue minus Kevin Murray, Darren Dennehy, Colin Healy, Brian Lenihan and Danny Morrissey. Gearóid Morrissey (ankle) and Danny Furlong (tonsillitis) are doubts. Danny Murphy is suspended.