Preview: Buckley expecting intriguing game in Dalymount Park

Sligo Rovers face Bohemians on Tuesday night in the SSE Airtricity League at Dalymount Park.

Kick-off is 7.45pm and live on WATCHLOI.

Rovers earned their third win and second clean sheet of the season with a 1-0 success over Finn Harps last Saturday.

Bohs have edged some of the recent meetings between the teams. Rovers won in Dalymount two years ago when Romeo Parkes bagged a brace, while last season the Bit O’ Red were unfortunate to go down to a 2-0 defeat at the venue.

The team which started the match in Dublin last 14 months has just four survivors at the club now, indicating the change in the Rovers squad since that time.

In team news, Danny Kane and Shane Blaney miss out due to injury.

Liam Buckley said: “It was a fantastic three points against Finn Harps because of how they have done so far this year. Obviously not a lot of time has passed since Saturday so the time in between has been about recovery and preparation.

“We’ve been in to do that in the last 48 hours and be as ready as we can be for this game.

“We’ve had some entertaining matches with Bohs in recent times and close games as well. I think it’s a difficult game for both sides and we’re looking forward to it. Both of us have had transition periods at the start of this season.

“Winning helps confidence of course, but we’re very much aware that we’re five games into the season. It’s just a start and something we want to build on.

“We did well in the second half on Saturday and created chances in the second half which was pleasing.

“I do think we can get better and win more matches. We know what it takes but it certainly won’t come easy here.”