Team news for Bray game
Sligo Rovers host Bray Wanderers on Saturday night in The Showgrounds, kick-off 7:45pm.
The Bit o’ Red will be looking to build on last week’s 2-1 win over Derry City in The Brandywell.
Alan Keane can make the 200th league appearance of his career this weekend against Bray.
Since elimination from the Champions League, Rovers have gained a draw and a win. After exiting Europe last year, Rovers went on a run of 11 unbeaten in the league including seven wins.
The Bit o’ Red beat the Seagulls 3-0 on their last visit to the Showgrounds. It followed a 1-1 draw last year. That ended a run of 11 consecutive wins for Rovers over Bray at home.
Gavin Peers is suspended for Ian Baraclough’s side due to an accumulation of yellow cards.
Danny Ventre and Aaron Greene are back in the squad having returned to training this week.
Ross Gaynor and Iarfhlaith Davoren (both knee) are ruled out.
David McMillan is very doubtful due to an infection and has not trained this week.
Ian Baraclough said: “All areas of our game were strong against Derry. We attacked well, threatened in wide areas, we were strong down the middle and defended solidly throughout. It was an excellent performance. We have to make sure we go out and produce the same type of display against Bray. The group are in good form, we are in a good place mentally and ready for the challenge in store this weekend.
“I expect Bray will try to frustrate us and get men behind the ball, we are likely to command a lot of possession and have to make good use of it. In our previous home game against Shamrock Rovers, we did really well but didn’t make it count with a goal.
“Bray are a danger when breaking forward, they’re very well organised as we have discovered before and it will be another test for ourselves at home."