Team news for Dundalk game
Sligo Rovers face Dundalk in a re-arranged Airtricity Premier Divison fixture in The Showgrounds on Tuesday night.
The original fixture was postponed on 18th May due a waterlogged pitch.
The Bit o’ Red are second in the table and have five wins out of six at home in the league this season so far.
Rovers have drawn their last two league games, both scoreless affairs against Bray Wanderers and Limerick.
It is over 20 years since Sligo Rovers have had three league games in a row end 0-0, occurring in October 1992.
Lee Lynch is set to miss the game because of a hamstring injury picked up against Limerick. Evan McMillan is also out with a knee injury.
Danny North is not yet ready to return from a knee injury.
Ian Baraclough said: “I think both teams will see the game as a big opportunity. We gave ourselves a great platform in Oriel Park earlier in the season, we moved the ball well and were very clinical in front of goal to earn a 3-1 win.
“They will come here with no fear and play football and that should make it an entertaining game. When you create as many chances as we did against Limerick, there is a sense of frustration of not getting the victory. This game comes just a few days later and allows a chance to rid some of that
“We created 16 chances in the game on Friday, forcing their goalkeeper into making several saves and it just didn’t fall for us in front of goal. On another night, we could have come away with three or four goals. I have no qualms about it. We limited them to three efforts on goal, with Gary Rogers having to tip the ball over the crossbar in the most threatening of them. We were very solid and unfortunately the goal just didn’t come. We came away with a point and it should have been all three but we move on to Tuesday night.
“Lee will struggle to make it, he has been an almost ever-present for us in midfield and will be a loss. The brand of football and energy Lee brings will be missed, but we have some really good players to come in. It changes the way we play slightly. Seamus Conneely is not very far away and I think he just needs some game time for match sharpness before he becomes involved.”