Match Preview: Bit O’ Red take on Bohemians

Sligo Rovers take on Bohemians tomorrow at The Showgrounds in a game that was postponed on the opening day of the season due to the inclement weather back in February.

Since then, both sides have played seven games and sit in fourth and seventh places respectively.

Games between the sides are usually tight affairs and last time out was no different when goals from now departed Johnny Kenny and Georgie Kelly saw the sides draw 1-1 back in November at The Showgrounds.

Last season, Liam Buckley’s side picked up two wins over The Gypsies before a Keith Buckley goal in August saw Bohs win 1-0 at Dalymount Park.

Both teams will be looking to bounce back from defeats last Friday night at home. Rovers suffered a 1-0 defeat to Shelbourne and Bohemians were beaten by Derry City after an injury time goal for the away side.

Liam Buckley looks ahead to the game:

‘’We were disappointed with Friday night. We can do better from a playing point of view and we will look to do that on Tuesday against Bohemians. We never really got going on Friday and we just need to reflect on that and look ahead and put things right on Tuesday. We have had a good start to the season, and we have two important home games coming up this week. The lads have been fantastic since we’ve come in this season and I know they’ll be keen to get a good result.

Bohemians are a strong side and will come down and give us a right good game. They had a fantastic season last year reaching the cup final and getting through a couple of rounds in Europe so we’re well aware of their threats and I am sure it will be a good game for the supporters.

The crowd were great again on Friday night and supported us right until the end as we looked for an equaliser. I know they’ll be behind us again tomorrow.’’

In team news, Aidan Keena will be assessed following an injury sustained in the first half against Shelbourne and will undergo a fitness test tomorrow. Nando Pijnaker comes back into contention after being rested on Friday night. There are no other injury concerns.

The game will be shown Live on LOI TV with commentary from Jessica Farry and Joseph Ndo and will also be broadcast on Ocean FM.

Last three:

Rovers: Finn Harps (Won 3-1), Shamrock Rovers (Drew 2-2), Shelbourne (Lost 1-0)

Bohemians: Shelbourne (Drew 1-1), UCD (Drew 1-1), Derry City (Lost 2-1)