Team news for Athlone game

Sligo Rovers visit Athlone Town on Tuesday night for a SSE Premier Division fixture at Athlone Town Stadium.
 
The Bit o' Red have moved up to fifth place in the league table after Saturday's 3-0 win over Bray Wanderers.
 
In team news Alan Keane (thigh and knee), Joseph Ndo (calf), Gavin Peers (knee), Raffaele Cretaro (calf) and Kieran Djilali (knee) are set to miss out.
 
Baraclough is hopeful that Ndo and Keane will return later in the month, while Djilali is working towards full fitness while hampered with a troublesome knee problem.
 
Ian Baraclough said: "We got the three points on Saturday and saw it out well. The game was a bit too open at times for my liking but we did enough to win and scored each goal in a clinical fashion.
 
"It's a testament to the group that we're starting to churn out results and play well even with five senior players absent. It's important we give players game time because it is a squad situation where we need everybody. People have to be ready and you look at how Eric Odhiambo and Sean Maguire combined for the final goal against Bray. That is what we’re looking for, to make that impact.
 
"Athlone have a new manager in Keith Long, he is putting his thoughts in place and it looks as if they are responding. They got their first point a couple of weeks ago and they took Shamrock Rovers very close on Saturday. We have to be wary.
 
"It is no easy three points and just because they are bottom, it doesn't mean they won't pick up points and shocks.
 
"When we had them in The Showgrounds, it wasn't until later in the game that we put it to bed. We've reminded the players of that and have to put in a performance to win the game on Tuesday."

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