Team news for St Pat's game

Sligo Rovers welcome St Patrick's Athletic to The Showgrounds on Saturday night.
 
The Bit o' Red are unbeaten in six matches, including four wins in the last four, and welcome the Saints for a fourth meeting of the sides this year.
 
Pat's won the President's Cup clash in the first clash but the Bit o' Red claimed wins in both Setanta Sports Cup semi-final legs.
 
Joseph Ndo returns to the squad after sitting out last week's win over Limerick because of a slight injury concern.
 
Raffaele Cretaro and Gavin Peers are the only absentees for Sligo. 
 
Manager Ian Baraclough said: "After the win against Limerick we took some time to recharge our batteries after a busy run of matches. Some of the players were able to go home for the weekend and they have all put in a good week in training in the build-up to Saturday.
 
"The players can't wait for each game to come along. Matches will come thick and fast in this month of May and this is the most important one because it's the next.
 
"The teams are almost familiar playing each other even at this early stage. It's important we acquit ourselves well. I do think Pat's have improved from last season in terms of their squad. Whether they have found the right formula again to win as many matches remains to be seen. We know their qualities and we know how difficult a game it will be.
 
"There is a different pressure on us now. When we lost the games early on, we knew we had the time to catch up and the performances were good enough to win matches, but also had to put points on the board. Now that we have climbed the table, the expectation is we will win every game that comes along.
 
"Regardless of what happens on Saturday, there is a long way to go in both of our seasons. This is the end of the first series of matches. We see it as a chance to move to within four points of St Pat's and that's what we'll be aiming for. 
 
"There is going to be a big crowd in attendance and the fixture certainly merits it because it's two of the form teams in the country. Our supporters can make a massive difference in getting behind us from the off and we will do all we can to get the points."
 
Sligo Rovers v St Patrick's Athletic this Saturday in The Showgrounds, 7:45pm

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