Two games can give us chance, says McMillan
The Bit o’ Red face two games in four days in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division starting this Friday against Bray Wanderers and defender Evan McMillan feels it is a chance to catapult Sligo Rovers back into contention for the top four.
After last Saturday’s 3-1 success over Athlone Town, third and fourth place are 11 points away from Rovers.
But with a game in hand, and almost a full series of matches to come, McMillan thinks all should not be lost for Setanta Cup holders.
McMillan, scorer of two goals against Athlone, said: “We've been speaking about going on a run in the league and it was important to win that game against Athlone to hopefully kickstart that run. We can't give up hope of catching Shamrock Rovers or St Patrick's Athletic. Hopefully we can start from now.
“Usually if you come fourth it is enough for Europe. You expect one of the top teams to win the FAI Cup. All of them are still in it so you do expect it. We play Bray on Friday it will leave us in good shape to move on to Dundalk then. There'd be spice in that Dundalk game. We don't want to lose twice in the season against Bray. we'll be confident after our win on Saturday. Bray have been struggling in the last few weeks and hopefully we can take advantage.
“I think there is an opportunity. We will be favourites to be beat Bray and we'll be confident. Dundalk are flying but we've only lost one or two games at home. We'll be expecting ourselves to beat them at home. That would leave us closer to the teams above us you'd hope and we have to play St Pat's and Shamrock Rovers again. You have to have targets and we can't give up on catching one of them.
We're quiet a lot of points behind and it is very disappointing when you sit back and look at the table. I don't think the difference in points is equal to the difference in quality. That is something we have to improve on the pitch as opposed to just saying it. We have to prove on Monday that we are as good.”
Evan was speaking on Ocean FM's Rovers Review Show from Sunday, August 10, with Darragh Cox, Alan Finn and Keith O'Dwyer, featuring John Coleman and in association with CMD.ie. Listen above.
The Rovers Review is broadcast every Sunday on Ocean FM from 6pm.