Candy stripes prepare for sweet success

Published Friday, 07 March 2014
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Derry City's season in the League of Ireland is set to get underway this weekend and new manager Roddy Collins is hoping for sweet success.

Candy stripes prepare for sweet success
Roddy Collins is looking forward to his first season in charge. (© UTV)

Collins has replaced Declan Devine in the dugout at the Brandywell and will be assisted by Derry legend Peter Hutton.

The managerial team have also brought in a host of new names including ex-Sheffiled United player and Celtic youth Aaron Barry and former Sunderland youth player Cliff Byrne.

"The nucleus of the team and the bulk of the team that were here last year are still here," said Collins.

"We needed a bit more experience and we've done that, so I think we're covered in all areas."

Derry face a tough start in their league campaign against Shamrock Rovers on Sunday.

Collins said his team needed no motivation for the away fixture.

He added: "We've a tough start but we're looking forward to it.

"It's a challenge you relish and you just have to get on with it and look forward to it.

"The players will be ready."

© UTV News
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