Match Preview: Rovers take on UCD on Friday night.

Sligo Rovers travel to Dublin once again as we take on UCD at The UCD Bowl tomorrow (Friday) night at 7.45pm.

The Bit O’ Red come into the game on the back of a 2-1 win on Monday night against Derry City at The Showgrounds after goals from Garry Buckley and Seamas Keogh, the latter coming with one of the last kicks of the game after 93 minutes.

UCD were defeated by Shelbourne at Tolka Park on the same night.

The last time the sides met was back in April when a 2-2 draw was played out with Rovers’ goals coming from a Max Mata brace.

Interim boss John Russell:

‘’Everyone was delighted to get back to winning ways on Monday. We were aggressive in our play all night and our mentality was spot on. I felt we created a lot of chances and the players fed off the atmosphere in the ground which helped us to go on and get the late winner.

UCD will be a different challenge tomorrow evening. We know they carry an attacking threat having drawn with them at home in our previous meeting.

The players have worked extremely hard this week and are looking forward to the game. Hopefully we will have a big following on the night’’.

In team news, Garry Buckley was forced off on Monday night and will be assessed close to kick off. David Cawley, Robbie McCourt and Max Mata all near a return to the squad having missed out through injury on Monday.

The game is live on LOI TV from 7.45pm and there is Live commentary on Ocean FM.