Preview: Rovers vs Bray
Sligo Rovers vs Bray Wanderers
SSE Airtricty League
Saturday September 26th 7:45pm
The Bit o'Red return to The Showgrounds after four weeks away as the season run-in begins in earnest.
Rovers were eliminated from the FAI Cup in the last game at Dundalk but did take a point from the home of the champions the week before.
Bray have had the better of it this season getting two wins from the two games played.
Rovers: Henderson, Devaney, Russell and Peers (suspension) are out of this game for Micky Adams.
Despite going off against Dundalk Tim Clancy is fit and Sander Puri is available again after international duty.
Micky Adams: “I was impressed by Bray, they are a very, very good team. They deserved to get something out of that game. To not get something out of that game they will be disappointed so to beat them we will need to be very good.”
“The fact that Bray have won both games against us this year means that we will have to have full respect for them, we will need a response from our lads. But that was well before my time here and my focus is on us and not thinking about what has happened previously.”
Sander Puri: “It will be a difficult game again. The gaffer has told us that we have six cup finals between now and the end of the season. All of the games we play are going to be difficult as the points are very important to every team. But we haven’t lost in the league for some time now so we will be looking to keep that form going."
Bray Wanderers are 6th in the league but still needs points to guarantee their place in the Premier Division for 2016, they are eight points ahead of the Bit o'Red.
Mick Cooke's appointment has helped turn their season around but they haven't won any of their last four in the league and have just two wins in the last eight.
They have an FAI Cup semi-final to look forward to next weekend when they will play Cork City in The Carlisle Grounds.
Big home win
16/03/13 Sligo Rovers 3 Bray Wanderers 0
The defence of the league title won in 2012 began at The Showgrounds against Bray. New striker Anthony Elding got a double to give the win.
Referee: Graham Kelly
Assistant Referees: Damien McGraith & Robert Clarke
Fourth Official: Robert Harvey
Commentary: Live radio updates on Ocean FM (oceanfm.ie) from Darragh Cox
Updates: Live updates on our Twitter account @sligorovers
Tonight's match programme will be on sale for €4 at the game and has all the usual features.
Match sponsor: Fr Michael Devine
Ball sponsor: Funny Bones, Collooney
Tickets will be available at the gate at the following prices:
Kids under 12: €5
All major credit and debit cards will be accepted at the gate.