Preview: Buckley seeks improvement vs UCD

Sligo Rovers meet UCD on Monday night in The Showgrounds in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division. 

In team news, Regan Donelon and Ronan Coughlan trained on Sunday and could feature. They will be assessed on matchday. 

Daryl Fordyce is doubtful with an Achilles injury and will also be tested pre-match.   

Sam Warde is ineligible as his permanent transfer can only go through on Monday and clearance will not arrive in time. 

Liam Buckley said: “It was very poor last Friday. We needed better drive, better dynamism, better work-rate. 

“If you don’t have those things in this league you will get turned over and we got turned over. Results elsewhere meant it was a defeat that hurt us in the table as well.

“That’s our first task going into this game, that our previous levels of work-rate return. We have never had a lack of work-rate before with this team and on Monday there is the chance at least to show it was a bad night. I’m looking for a big improvement. 

“I’m expecting a hard game from UCD. I don’t know exactly what team we can put out, that’ll be looked at before the game but whichever team goes out there, they know that to win the game we need to be much better so we go into it looking to be.”