Match Preview: Rovers take on Drogheda United tonight

Sligo Rovers return to League action tonight against Drogheda United at Weavers Park

The sides met last Friday night in the FAI Cup with Drogheda winning 2-1 and progressing to the next round.

Max Mata scored his 12th goal of the season in the first half but, the hosts drew level early in the second half and went on to win the game from a penalty of their own.

Manager John Russell is looking for a reaction from his side:

‘’We were very disappointed with the performance, and ultimately the result last weekend.

Our performance levels and results have been good in the league lately so we can’t let one bad performance impact our mindset’’.

The game is Live on LOI TV from 7:45pm and Ocean FM will provide updates.

Russell is keen for his side to continue their decent league form, winning two from the last three games:

‘’The staff and I have such belief in this group of players. They have the ability and mentality to put a run of results together.

We are now entering the business end of the season so a big performance is needed in front of our away supporters this evening’’.

In team news, Garry Buckley is now fit and available following his return to action from the bench last Friday.

Karl O’ Sullivan could return to the match squad after his long lay off with an ankle injury and James Finnerty is also fully fit again.

Will Fitzgerald will be sidelined with a groin injury while Mark Byrne and Gary Boylan remain out.

Daniel Lafferty is suspended.