Preview: Clash of the Rovers

Sligo Rovers host Shamrock Rovers in The Showgrounds on Saturday night in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division.

Rovers go into the game on the back of a 2-0 win over UCD. 

Kyle Callan-McFadden is out with a hand injury and likely to miss next week’s game with Waterford but should return afterwards.

Liam Buckley said: “We did quite well against UCD. We were on top throughout and stuck at it. It was important to get three points.

“We could have been a small bit tidier in the final third but you see the threat that is there. Everyone is looking up the table apart from Shamrock Rovers – we all want to be picking off the sides above us and now we look to Waterford if we can. Every team in this league is dangerous and I expect the teams below us to be doing all they can to get at us. 

“We want to be in a better position so getting wins is what we are looking at. I know there’ll be a big crowd from both clubs for this game and it should be a good one to look forward to. That said it’s the result we want. I see improvement and signs that we can win more games. The players have put in a great effort so far this season in terms of application and in training and they are good enough to beat any team in this league. That’s what they want to prove on Saturday.”