Team news for Bohs game
Sligo Rovers take on Bohemians in the Airtricity Premier Division on Saturday in The Showgrounds at 7:45pm.
Rovers are six games unbeaten against Bohs in all competitions with five wins in that time.
Bohs' last win over the Bit o’Red was in August 2011 when they came from behind to win 2-1 in Sligo.
Rovers have a number of injury problems for the game.
Lee Lynch (hamstring), Evan McMillan (knee), Raffaele Cretaro (hamstring) and Danny Ventre (leg) are out and unlikely to return before the mid-season break.
Anthony Elding is suspended for the next four matches following a red card against Dundalk. McMillan also serves a one-game suspension, meanwhile.
Danny North is in the squad while Seamus Conneely also makes a return to league action.
Ian Baraclough has said this is a key time for his side to prove their credentials prior to the break.
Baraclough stated: "It was important to produce a professional performance against Waterford and win the game. We wanted to get back to winning ways and we did that in a composed manner. The last few weeks have been a test of character.
"It has been interesting to me to see the dynamic of the group in this situation and how they have reacted. When the knives were out for us last week if you like, we went to Waterford and produced what was needed.
"We have been encouraged by some of the things we've seen in the build-up to this game and the target over the two matches before the break is six points."
"We are a little bit stretched at the moment but that is something you have to overcome. I think it was this time last year when we faced Bohemians and our squad was down to the bare bones. You just have to hope that the problems are not for too long and they will be back as soon as possible. We have still got plenty of options.
"Aaron Greene, Ryan Connolly, Pascal Millien and Kieran Djilali have all played in a forward role previously and of course Liam Martin who came on against Waterford when Raff was forced off. We have still have a good selection of players to choose from."
Danny North played 57 minutes in a friendly on Wednesday vs Northern Ireland Regions Cup and scored a goal as he continued his comeback toward full-fitness.
The Rovers boss warned it will require more time for North to reach the optimum level of fitness
"He was a little bit stiff and sore after the game and he was still feeling it a bit even on Friday morning. That is a gauge for Danny of how much more he has to go before being fully back with us. But it is a big boost to him to play a good hour and it's another big step forward."
Bohemians come into the game on a poor run of form but have proved their quality on a number of occasions already this season.
On this big night in The Showgrounds, the Rovers boss feels his players must enter the game with the right mentality to take three points.
Baraclough concluded: "Aaron has a young squad and it is credit to him that he has steadied the ship after off-field problems for Bohemians in recent years. They have a good record on the road with just three defeats in 11. The likes of St Patrick's Athletic, Drogheda United and Shamrock Rovers have been held by them this season and while results have not been as good as they would have liked overall, they will be a big threat to us on Saturday.
"The onus is on us at home to win the game, to take the game to Bohemians and we have got to break them down. It will require patience and the right attitude from the team to do so. We're looking forward to the game and our focus is firmly on getting the right result on Saturday night."