A night when Sligo Rovers needs Sligo most
Sligo Rovers goalkeeper Gary Rogers has said the people of Sligo are needed on Monday night more than ever for the club ahead of the fixture with Drogheda United.
Tonight’s game in The Showgrounds comes at a crucial juncture for the Rovers. Kick-off is 7:45pm with tickets at the gate and free tickets for children distributed all throughout the last week.
He said: “There is great frustration. It hurts players to lose games. I don't think there is that much wrong but having said that you want to get the goals and the points on the board. We really need to turn that corner. A win on Monday night could kick-start it. I just don't think we've got the results we deserved but people don't want to be hearing that. They want to be seeing the results. If we can get the win we can kick on.
“I know the club have had an initiative this week where they sent out free tickets to kids and schools. It'll be great for them to come along. We need them behind us and make it tough of the opposition. We want to get the fans something to shout about as well.
“This is a night where we need you behind us, to support us when we’re low, to lift the team and we will give our all in return.
“The last time we played Drogheda United was the Cup final - one of the best days the club has ever seen - tonight we play them with four defeats and it’s something I haven’t had with the club, something we don‘t want to have on our record.
“There are two choices for all of us associated with Sligo Rovers - we can keep feel sorry for ourselves and fall - or we can show the spirit that has got to us those Cup final days and the trophies that come with it.
“We have to make it count as a club, a town and a county united so please be with us and roar us on as much as possible.”
Sligo Rovers v Drogheda United is tonight, Monday 7 April at 7:45pm. Tickets at turnstiles