The Candy Strips who homecoming to European rivalry for the first time since 2018 on August 27th subsequent will face one of three sides in a one-off match.
Declan Devine’s men was unseeded in cluster two together with Estonian side, Paide Linnameeskond and Inter Turku of Finland and will face one of three seeded teams.
A quick look at Derry’s possible challengers are now ahead of the draw which is scheduled for 12 noontime.
The draw could be played at a nonaligned venue but as Derry might face one of two teams from Lithuania and one from Hungary, both countries are on the Republic of Ireland ‘green list’ where travelers can visit Today’s draw will decide who gets home advantage.
The Candy stripes were given the draw by UEFA’s Head of Club rivalries at UEFA headquarters in Nyon on Monday afternoon.
Declan Devine’s avoided games against Budapest Honved
Lithuanian outfit, FK Zalgiris are currently highest of the country’s top division on goal changes after 14 meets played this season.
They claim previous Cork City protector, Rimvydas Sadauskas among their positions as well as 18 year-old Nigerian striker, Emmanuel David, his fellow countryman, Philip Otele who recorded in the club’s 3-0 win over Banga last Friday.
This the first time Derry have challenged a Lithuanian side in Europe, while Riteriai have not ever faced an Irish side.
FK Roteria are now in 6th place in the 6 team Lithuanian A Lyga. They have preceding Europa League experience but have not ever met an Irish side.
In this five Europa League appearances the club has progressed in merkur spiel arena through the first-round qualifiers of Europa league on three occasions, in 2015 when defeating HB Torshavn from the Faroe Islands, in 2017 in a 3-1 aggregate win over St Johnstone and in 2018 when defeating Pavlodar Irtysh from Kazakhstan.
He will come up against some of his former Man United teammates in the Europa League quarter-final in Cologne