Galway United travel to Tolka Park on Friday to face high-flying Shelbourne at 7.45pm.

The Tribesmen begin the second round of First Division fixtures off the back of a 1-1 draw against Cork City at Turner's Cross last week.

Maurice Nugent scored late on to earn United a point away from home after being down to ten men for the second half.

Shelbourne, who are currently in first place on the First Division table and remain unbeaten, have won six out of their last seven outings.

Ian Morris' side defeated 2nd place UCD 3-1 at Tolka Park last Friday to put them five points clear at the top of the table.

United manager John Caulfield is aware of the challenge that faces his team on Friday night.