League Notes

Finn Harps v Sligo Rovers...
16/09/2017
Sligo Rovers return...
read on




Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers return to league action on Saturday as the #bitored make the short journey to Ballybofey to take on Finn Harps. Rovers have been absent from league games for four weeks, with just the Irn Bru Cup match with Falkirk in between. In team news, Craig Roddan, Raffaele Cretaro, Mick Leahy and John Russell are suspended for Rovers. Gerard Lyttle said: "It's a massive game for both clubs. We've been chomping at the bit for a league game these past three or four weeks. To be fair the boys are really excited - it's another good challenge for us. "We went to Cork and got a great win and from that the boys have been looking forward to another game. We want to see if we can get back-to-back wins away from home. "We haven't done it this year. To go to one of your rivals to try to do is something to relish. "We have monitored training and tried to make it relevant. It's been difficult for the backroom staff but we feel we've done it. "We knew the four players would be missing. It's four experienced players taken away from the group. But it's an opportunity for the rest of the players to do well and try to keep them out of the team for the future. "We have six cup finals coming up. It's not a cliche, it's a fact. The games we play against Harps are always difficult and tight. It's up to our boys to be focused, ready and determined to win a game of football. "We're playing a team that had a good win in their last game against Limerick but we have too against the next league champions. It's an important game for both. "Whether Ollie Horgan approaches it in a different manner is up him. He'll have his own game plan, I'll have mine. He has been saying he'll all week he'd take a point all day long but Ollie being Ollie, he hides things very well. I'm sure he has had us watched in recent matches too. "We have made it difficult to break us down. Our confidence is high and there is no better game to take that into. It'll be very difficult but we'll be ready for that fight."

(Article Sligo Rovers.com)



Upcoming Events