Team news for Drogheda game

Sligo Rovers travel to Drogheda on Tuesday night for the Setanta Sports Cup semi-final first leg.

Rovers are in the semi-final stage for the fourth year in-a-row after beating Glentoran, but have never reached the final.

This will be Rovers' 11th semi-final in all competitions since 2009.

Joseph Ndo has return to training but Danny North (knee), Seamus Conneely (knee) and Ciaran Kelly (fractured sternum) miss out. The squad came through unscathed following the 2-0 win over Cork City on Saturday in the Airtricity Premier Division.

Rovers boss Ian Baraclough said: "We've talked about the performance against Cork City where we were not at our best. I don't think it was a game to dwell too much on, we came away with three points and now we have a semi-final to look forward to. I think we prefer playing games rather than training and we will try to produce a more complete display tomorrow (Tuesday) night.

"We have had a few days to get ready to go again and there is a final at stake over these two legs. I want to win this competition, it is a chance for some early-season silverware and it is one that has eluded the club.

"A cup semi-final is a game to perk players up. I was in Tolka Park to see Drogheda beat Shelbourne last Friday and they will not let us have it our own way. We have to make sure we are strong, we have to make sure we are strong mentally and play and get back to the way we know."

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