Galway FC will look to secure promotion to the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division when they take on UCD at Eamonn Deacy Park tonight, kick-off 7.45pm.

The First Division outfit take a 2-1 advantage into the game after securing victory at the UCD Bowl in Monday’s first leg of this season’s Promotion/Relegation play-off final.

UCD were leading that game approaching the 90-minute mark but two late goals handed Galway a 2-1 victory.

Aaron McDonagh (appendix) is ruled out of Tommy Dunne’s side for the clash with the Students, though Alex Byrne is expected to be passed fit to play.

Speaking ahead of the game, Galway boss Dunne said: “UCD will have ideas of getting the win and getting over the line. We have just got to deal with everything they throw at us.

"You don't get a second chance, you have 90 minutes. We have to do everything in our power and be concentrated.

"It will come down to the strongest players in their minds as well as their bodies. We want all our players to be ready and hungry and able for this match."

There are no fresh injury worries for UCD boss Aaron Callaghan ahead of the trip to the west, with Dean Clarke being the only absentee.

Captain Robbie Benson and Robbie Creevy return from suspension for the Students.

The UCD boss will also return to the touchline after he served the final game of his three-match suspension in the first leg.

Callaghan said: “In the first half (on Monday) I thought we did very well, we got some good possession and created some good chances.

“However, in the second half we gave them far too much space on the ball and couldn't get our passing going, which resulted in them coming at us and we couldn't get out.

“We know we will have to be better in the second leg if we are to have a chance, but hopefully having Benson and Creevy back after suspension will help us."