Bottom of the table Kilkenny City are without the suspended Sean Lestrange, the injured Peter Darcy while Paddy O'Hanlon is away on honeymoon for the visit to Monaghan United this evening, kick-off at 8pm.

Paul Donnelly, Conor McMahon and Aaron Mooney have all recovered from injury, though striker Willie Doyle faces a late fitness test, as Cats search for their first win in 17 games.

Monaghan United are at full strength. Boss Mick Cooke is still recovering from a knee operation, so first-team coach Jim Kelly and captain Robbie Horgan, along with under-21 coach John Heffernan, will again be charge.