Team news for Bohs game

Sligo Rovers will face Bohemians on Friday night in Dalymount Park in the Airtricity Premier Division, kick-off 7:05pm.

Rovers are currently on their best ever start to a season in all competitions by winning the first six games of the campaign.
 
This spell of six consecutive wins for Rovers is the best under Ian Baraclough, with the last time this was achieved coming in 2011.
 
Rovers picked up seven points from the three games with Bohemians last year, the best since taking nine from the three games in 2006.
 
The match is live on RTÉ Two and worldwide on RTÉ (excluding GB and NI). 
 
Danny North and Joseph Ndo are out with knee and hand injuries.
 
Danny Ventre is coming close to making his return from a leg injury but this game is likely to come to soon for him.
 
Iarfhlaith Davoren returned to the Rovers bench last week. Gavin Peers is back after a hamstring problem which kept him out of the win over Limerick. 
 
Rovers boss Ian Baraclough said: "We have prepared well on the back of four consecutive wins in the league. We see the two games coming up as winnable but also difficult ones.
 
"We went to Dalymount Park last year and earned a 0-0 draw where both teams may have felt they could have won the game. Bohemians have had a good solid start, including holding Shamrock Rovers to a draw, so they’ll see this as a no-lose situation.
 
“The Limerick match tested the squad. It was the first proper test for us in going a goal down against a very good side and we showed character in abundance. We found a way to win in difficult circumstances and that was very satisfying to myself and Gary. 
 
“Danny Ventre has stepped up his training, he has done a little bit more and while this weekend might be a bit too soon, he’ll be coming into contention shortly. Gavin Peers will be itching to get back, he has had a scan on his injury in Dublin and it has come back all clear.”
 
The TV cameras will feature the Bit o' Red for the first time this season and with such an impressive start there is increasing levels of interest on Rovers ahead of the match.
 
Baraclough thinks his side have shown their ability to cope with it previously: “When you’re the league champions and you win your first four matches, it is bound to draw more focus and eyes on the club.
 
"You don’t do anything differently to prepare and we had to deal with it a lot last season. I don’t think it ever affected us, you have to deal with it and play the opposition.”

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