Finn Harps are looking to kick-start their season as they welcome rivals Derry City to Ballybofey for Sunday's SSE Airtricity League Premier Division clash.

Ollie Horgan's side were beaten by Sligo Rovers on Monday night and remain rooted to the bottom of the table, however, a victory at home against Derry would see them overtake ninth-placed Cork City.

Harps have only managed to put seven points on the board after the first 10 games, yet they are only four points from the relative safety of eighth place and just five off sixth-place Shelbourne.

The Candystripes are also in need of a win having not played a league game since 21 August, when they beat Cork 3-1.

In the meantime, Declan Devine's side have fallen to eighth in the table, albeit with games in hand of the other sides around them.

Victory for City at Finn Park would push them back towards the top half of the table into sixth place.

Team news

Finn Harps: Mark Timlin remains on the injury table while there are doubts over the availability of Leo Donnellan and Ruairi Harkin, who both sat out Monday's game away to Sligo Rovers. The fit again Karl O’Sullivan is in contention for a place in the team. Kosovar Sadiki and Mark Coyle both serve a one-match ban following their dismissals in Sligo. New signing Jack Serrant-Green provides an additional attacking option to the squad.

Derry City: The Candystripes have a full squad available, apart from Ally Gilchrist who is recovering from injury and should return in the coming weeks.

What they said

Tony McNamee (Finn Harps): "After the game on Monday this game is doubly important. Obviously there were a few decisions that went against us that changed the game but we need to move on. This is a huge game now because when you’re at the bottom you’re at risk of drifting away.

"The teams are so bunched up above us that if we can manage a couple of results we might be able to get some distance between us and the foot of the table."

Declan Devine (Derry City): "Derby games are always tough and although this one will be a lot different in terms of atmosphere, the three points don't change.

"I'm expecting a real test as usual and that’s what we’ve prepared for.  Everyone is raring to go and we had a very useful run out at Larne on Tuesday night to help keep the boys ticking over."