Preview: Derry City host The Bit O’ Red tonight

Sligo Rovers face a second away game in four days when we take on Derry City tonight in The Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium.

Both sides come into the game on the back of wins on Friday night.

Derry defeated Bohemians at home thanks to Michael Duffy’s strike from distance while John Russell’s Sligo Rovers won 2-0 away to Shelbourne thanks to goals either side of half time from Frank Liivak and Aidan Keena, the same duo who scored in a win over Drogheda United the previous weekend.

The Candystripes sit in second position in the league table, four points behind leaders Shamrock Rovers but with one game more played than the Dublin club.

Rovers are in fifth spot and another result away from home tomorrow night would continue good recent form.

John Russell:

‘’We’re now coming into the business end of the season and every point matters. I was pleased by the character shown last weekend. We grew into the game and got a good result away from home.

‘’Tonight will be another tough test. Derry are in decent form and have some good attacking players so we know we will have to be at our best.

‘’The players are ready and we’re hoping for a big performance’’.

In team news, Rovers continue to be without long term absentees Garry Buckley and Seamas Keogh. Keogh is improving every week and hopes to return soon. There are no other concerns ahead of the game.

The game is live on LOI TV from 7.45pm and Ocean FM will also be covering the game.