Bohemians begin the first of four rescheduled SSE Airtricity League Premier Division matches with a trip to Ballybofey tonight to play Finn Harps.

European commitments and international postponements have given the Gypsies several games in hand, and three of them will take place this month.

Harps, Derry City and Dundalk are their opposition, as well as the derby clash with Shamrock Rovers in Tallaght, which has yet to be refixed.

There is pressure on Keith Long's side as they have slipped to sixth in the table after defeat to Drogheda United on Friday and could fall behind tonight’s seventh-placed opponent.

Qualifying for the Conference League will be the target for Bohs and a top-three finish or success in the FAI Cup will ensure it.

Harps were disappointed to not repeat their Brandywell win from earlier in the season when Joe Thomson’s late goal earned Derry City a point three days ago.

The result pushed Ollie Horgan's men five points clear of Dundalk in the relegation play-off position as their good run continued.

The sides have shared the spoils in their previous meetings this season, with Harps winning the season opener before being put to the sword by the Gypsies at Dalymount in a 4-0 scoreline.

In team news, Mark Timlin misses out through injury for Harps.

Mark Anthony McGinley is suspended after being sent off last time out so Ger Doherty will start.

Defender Johnny Dunleavy ended up going into goal for the injury-time period in Derry and is rated as doubtful for this game.

Jordan Mustoe, Adam Foley and Dan Hawkins may also not be available.

Harps boss Ollie Horgan said: "It’s disappointing to be down bodies against what is a very, very good Bohemians side. They are one team that can absolutely give you a hammering if they are clicking on the night and it will be another huge ask to get a result.

"The last time we played they beat us 4-0 and wiped us off the pitch to be honest.

"They’ll be desperate to kick back into gear once again and get into the European places.

"We’ll need our lads to step up, as they have all season."

Bohemians have yet to issue a team news update ahead of the game.