Team news for Derry game

Sligo Rovers begin the final series of matches in this season's Airtricity Premier Division with a trip to the Brandywell to face Derry City.

The Bit o' Red will be looking to continue their good form against the Candystripes, with two wins so far in the league against Declan Devine's men.
 
Rovers are fourth in a congested battle at the top of the table, six points away from leaders St Patrick's Athletic and two behind opponents Derry.
 
Ross Gaynor is ruled out for the next four weeks with strained knee ligaments. Gaynor suffered the injury against Shamrock Rovers last week in The Showgrounds.
 
Danny Ventre has returned to training but is not yet match sharp.
 
Aaron Greene has had further treatment on a toe injury and is nearing a return. Pascal Millien is back in the squad after international duty.
 
Ian Baraclough said: "We are no different to any other club in facing injury problems. We have probably been more dilligent this season in that area but for whatever reason we have had a few injuries crop up. You can't leglislate for it happening, it is just one of those things. It is something we have to cope with and we have the players to do so.
 
"If we can replicate the performances from the last four matches, we will get the rewards. Each invididual will have to go out and put n the work to make it happen. There was one goal between the teams on the opening day of the season and it was a very close game. I don't expect it to be too different on Friday night. 
 
"There is quality in the Derry City squad, shown by their win in Limerick when they went down there with several players missing. Declan has done a very good job, they've kept the momentum going from their FAI Cup win and they are right in the mix with the other teams at the top. 
 
"For us, if you take points from your rivals, it will give you a major boost at this stage of the season so we will go out with an intention and ambition to win this game. There are fine margins, if we converted just three of our draws to wins, the difference in the table would be gone and I can count more than three games where we drew and should have come away with all the points. We can't afford to keep dropping points and we need to start picking up some victories."

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