Team news for Cork game
Sligo Rovers take on Cork City in the Airtricity Premier Division on Friday night in Turner's Cross.
Danny Ventre (knee), Raffaele Cretaro (hamstring), Aaron Greene (foot) are out for the Bit o’ Red.
Anthony Elding returns from a four-match suspension.
Pascal Millien is away on international duty with Haiti and will begin their CONCACAF Gold Cup Group B campaign next Tuesday morning against Honduras.
New signing David McMillan is in the squad.
A win would put Rovers within a point of leaders St. Patrick's Athletic, it would also put the Bit o’ Red on one more point than at the same stage last year.
Rovers shutout Limerick on Monday in the 4-0 EA Sports Cup win.
It was the fifth clean sheet in succession on the road for Rovers. It is just the fourth time this has been achieved by the club and keeping a sixth in Cork would be a new club record.
The Bit o' Red's last six trips to Munster have produced clean sheets with three of those being in Cork.
Rovers have won four of the last five games since losing to Dundalk which is now the only defeat in the last 13 games.
Danny North made his first start of the season against Shelbourne in the last league game and scored his first of the year against Limerick. He scored the winning goal when Rovers visited Cork last season.
Rovers are unbeaten in the last six games against Cork since losing 3-0 in the Showgrounds in July 2009. In Turner's Cross only one of the last six games have been lost with half of those games ending 0-0.
Ian Baraclough said: "Every game is a different game for us. Each one that comes along presents a new challenge and there will be a siege mentality by Cork if you like to try not to concede, to try to keep us out and test us. That is what we have to overcome and we are travelling in a really positive frame of mind. The onus is on us. We went through a bad patch of results. I maintained that we were playing well at times in those games without finding the right finish or making a breakthrough in front of goal. We have come through that now as we were always going to do and it has brought us even closer as a group and determined to achieve as much as we can.
"When I spoke to Tommy at the launch of the league this season, he was excited about what lay ahead. Consistency and a lack of goals has been a problem and this week he has tried to address it with the signing of Ciaran Kilduff from Shamrock Rovers. At home they will be a tough proposition. They have let themselves down at times but they will be hurting and try to come out and show they are capable of.
"We have added David McMillan and players are starting to return so it gives us very good choices. Everyone wants to be in the starting team. Everyone that misses out wants to be the player to make that impact if called upon and the growth in competition will only make us stronger."
Injured: Danny Ventre (knee), Raffaele Cretaro (hamstring), Aaron Greene (foot)
International duty: Pascal Millien