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Sligo Rovers take on Limerick in Thomond Park in the EA Sports Cup quarter-final on Monday night. 

The Bit o' Red reached this round after a 4-0 success over Mervue United.
 
Limerick overcame Waterford at that stage and are buoyed by a thrilling 3-2 win over Dundalk on Saturday night. 
 
Rovers ensured back-to-back wins in the Airtricity Premier Division on Friday with a 2-0 victory over Shelbourne in Tolka Park.
 
Lee Lynch and Evan McMillan made their returns from hamstring and knee injuries as substitutes in that game.
 
Raffaele Cretaro (hamstring), Danny Ventre (leg) and Aaron Greene (foot) miss out for this cup tie. 
 
Anthony Elding serves the final match of a suspension.
 
Joseph Ndo is fit despite coming off with a minor knock on Friday night.
 
Ian Baraclough said: "It was all about rest and recovery over the weekend and being prepared for Monday night. It is a trophy that is at stake. I want to win it, I want to be a Sligo Rovers manager that has won a League Cup and the players will share a similar ambition. 
 
"If you have a trophy to try and go to win, you try and compete for it because winning breeds confidence. We are still in four competitions. I want to keep it that way and do very well in all four. 
 
"Limerick showed great mettle to turn it around against Dundalk. The two games between the sides so far this season have been quite close. We were disappointed not to come away with a win in the last game in Thomond and we will try to make our chances count like we've done in the last couple of outings."
 
The Rovers boss spoke about the win in Tolka Park as Seamus Conneely and Kieran Djilali hit the target.
 
"I was really pleased. Two goals, two good goals, could have had more and a clean sheet. There was a lot of positive stuff to talk about. Lee Lynch, Evan McMillan and Danny North getting good game time. There was some really good performances from a lot of players.
 
"I felt the first goal was always going to come. Shelbourne were strong, resolute, cleared their lines early and closed us down as quick as possible. But I felt they couldn't keep that up for 90 minutes. If we kept passing the ball and moving it sharp and probing I felt we would eventually wear them down. One or two of the flair players, who maybe didn't get as much space first half, were always going to find it second half.
 
"The likes of Kieran Djilali, Danny North and the midfielders breaking from deeper in David Cawley and Seamus Conneely, backed up by the full-backs getting forward as well, I thought we would always eventually go and break them down and we did. It was a case of driving them backwards a bit more and playing more in their half. I think in the first half we tended to keep the ball for the sake of keeping it without looking up and being positive. But it was all part of being patient and eventually wearing. 
 
"Danny North probably didn't expect to start the game. There was a big smile on his face when I named the team on Thursday. He was frustrated to come off after 80 minutes but I'm not going to push him where he doesn't need to go. We're still nurturing him through. Kieran is starting to get more and more confidence and be the player I think he will be. But he has to keep working at his game, working at the horrible side of the game as well and he will blossom like I think he will do. He got his reward tonight with a goal, but so have 13 others. 

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