Team news for Galway game
Sligo Rovers travel to Galway on Friday for another important match in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division. The match against United will be broadcast live on Ocean FM at 7:45pm.
The Bit o’ Red secured a 2-1 win away to Finn Harps last weekend in Finn Park.
In team news, Raffaele Cretaro, John Russell and Michael Leahy return from suspension.
Craig Roddan serves the final game of his ban.
Tobi Adebayo-Rowling, Greg Moorhouse and Michael Schlingermann are doubtful with injury, with hopes highest over Adebayo-Rowling that he can feature. A final decision will be made on Friday.
Manager Gerard Lyttle said: “The lads were brilliant. We were stretched in the terms of numbers but that didn’t change what was expected of the players and they delivered. We get some experience back this week and some more options and it gives me some decisions to make in the team we choose.
“I said before the Harps game that there was positivity in training and obviously the win has helped that further. The tempo in training was at a really good level in the run-up to last Saturday and this week we’ve tried to keep the focus.
“Galway are a very good side and I’m sure they have the same confidence from their win against Derry. We focus on our performance. Last week we went to a difficult place in tough conditions and showed we are progressing.”
In encouraging signs for Rovers, the #bitored took their goals clinically and continued to look solid defensively until Paddy McCourt’s spectactular goal.
Lyttle was pleased to see his side score goals in the fashion they did.
“Firstly it was great for Vinny to score. Every striker wants to get their first goal and it was a reward for leading the line in games we’ve picked up points where he hasn’t got the goal.
“Greg Moorhouse went off and I was disappointed for him as he was causing Harps problems and looked like he had a goal in him.
“Paddy McCourt’s goal probably took some of the focus off the quality of Rhys McCabe’s strike. The manner in which he finished it from distance showed real class and coolness under pressure.
“I feel there is a mentality change. There is a never-say-die attitude and previously sides have crumbled when conceding a late goal. It shows progress but again we need to continue that. We take that into Friday. We had great support in Ballybofey and it shows what it means. We want the fans to get behind us again on another big night and we want to repay them.”