Team news for Drogheda game

Sligo Rovers take on Drogheda United in a re-arranged Airtricity Premier Division game in Hunky Dorys Park on Tuesday night.

The game was originally scheduled for July but European commitments meant the game could not go-ahead.
 
Danny North can make his 100th appearance since moving to the League of Ireland. He played 64 times with St. Patrick’s Athletic and has made 35 for Rovers from which he has 20 goals.
 
He has a career total of 45 goals in this country. Rovers have never lost a game in which he has scored, winning 12 and drawing two.
 
It is 22 games since Rovers lost a game in which Raffaele Cretaro scored which was almost four years ago in a 2-1 home defeat to Shamrock Rovers. The latest in the 22 was Saturday's 2-0 win over Limerick.
 
Rovers last three visits to Drogheda have ended in defeat (2-1 in August 2012 in the EA Sports Cup, 2-1 in October 2012 in the Airtricity League and 2-0 in April 2013 in the Setanta Sports Cup).
 
The Bit o' Red have no new injury worries with Evan McMillan, Ross Gaynor (both knee) and Iarfhlaith Davoren (calf) still out.
 
Pascal Millien, an unused substitute against Limerick, is unavailable as he is travelling to Seoul to be part of the Haiti squad to play South Korea on Friday in a friendly.
 
David McMillan returned from injury with a late substitute appearance against Limerick.
 
Rovers boss Ian Baraclough said: "We trained on Sunday and Monday so there has been no rest for us since the Limerick game but we're ready to face Drogheda. We've recovered in the right manner.
 
"I was very pleased with the win last Saturday. The first thing you look for from your team is application and desire and a work-rate that can win you a game. We had it in abundance and that is what I'm looking for again.
 
"Drogheda are dogged, they do not give you a minute's peace. It is a tighter pitch that what we are used to. They are a big physical side and we have to be able to match that and then play our own stuff.
 
"The situation in the battle at the top remains the same for us. We need to win games, we need to focus on all we can do to increase our points total and see where it can take us."
 
On team selection, Baraclough added:
 
“We have a clean bill of health, but Pascal Millien is away with Haiti. David McMillan had very little training before the Limerick game but you would never have known it. He came on and linked with Danny North which was pleasing. 
 
“You see that and it could possibly be a little partnership. He gives you an exuberance and keenness that gives defenders problems all the time. Everyone wants to be involved now in all areas, everyone is fighting for place.”
 

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