Preview: FAI Cup vs Limerick

Sligo Rovers are in action on Saturday night when Limerick visit The Showgrounds in the FAI Cup.

The Bit O’ Red won 8-0 in the first round against Glebe North but narrowly lost to St Patrick’s Athletic, 2-1, in Inchicore. 

In team news, Niall Morahan (knee) is out. Johnny Dunleavy and Danny Kane are doubtful with minor knocks and will be tested pre-game.

Liam Buckley said: “We were disappointed last week, especially in the second half. We lifted ourselves this week and this is a very important game. We’re acutely aware that if we win we’re in the quarter-finals so that’s what we are aiming for. 

“It might be a Premier Division team against a First Division but upsets happen. We have to make we apply ourselves, make sure our preparation is right which we have tried to do throughout the week.

“Someone will win the Cup and we have to be in it to give ourselves that chance. I’d love to get The Showgrounds crowd behind us, there is a big tradition up here for the Cup. 

“That said, that is not going to win us the game. Application, drive, will to win and enthusiasm are imperative and if those are at 100% we’ll give ourselves a good chance.”