Team news for Bohs game
Sligo Rovers travel to Dublin to take on Bohemians in the Airtricity Premier Division on Saturday night in Dalymount Park.
In team news Evan McMillan (knee), Ross Gaynor (knee) and Iarfhlaith Davoren are out. Gaynor and Davoren are nearing a return to fitness with McMillan out for at least two more weeks.
The squad is unchanged from Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Drogheda, Pascal Millien is on international duty with Haiti.
Rovers boss Ian Baraclough said: “We put a lot of hard work into the game and it felt like we had been beaten to be honest. Having looked back at the 90 minutes, I don‘t think we got what we deserved. It was a real solid performance, we visited a team that were on a good run and we dominated and controlled possession, apart from the final 10 minutes where the game had become stretched.
“We will still battle, we will still give our all over these final matches because we are still up there, albeit hoping for slip-ups from the teams above us.
“We want to be part of the shake-up and have a say in the race. It is getting more and more difficult but we will fight in every game from now until the end of the year.
“Keeping on a good run of form is important. We want to go into the game against Derry in good spirits but it has no baring on Saturday in Dalymount Park. This is all our minds are on, all our focus is leaving Dublin with three points.
“It is a strange time of the season. Bohemians are a very proud club, looking to avoid relegation for the first time in their history. That pride is in their players judging by the result against St Patrick’s Athletic last week, Shamrock Rovers previously and earning a draw in The Showgrounds this season. It makes them a dangerous opponent.
“But their players are also fighting for their future with contracts set to expire in a few weeks. It is an incentive for all players in the league at this time of year and it is the same for our players. They will be hoping to show why they should be with us and remain here next season.”