Preview: Rovers and Waterford finally set to meet

Sligo Rovers are set to finally face Waterford FC in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division on Tuesday night in a re-arranged fixture at The Showgrounds. Kick-off is 5:45pm.

The match has been postponed twice this season, before and after the restart, and is our penultimate match in the first round of games.

Last Friday’s defeat to Cork City leaves Rovers in ninth place in league. A draw or win would move the Bit O’Red above City, but Waterford secured another impressive result against Dundalk in an unbeaten restart to play, and a tricky encounter awaits Liam Buckley’s men.

The match will be streamed live on WATCHLOI and in front of a small number of Rovers fans who were successful in the season ticket ballot.

In injury news, Will Seymore, Garry Buckley, Johnny Dunleavy and John Mahon are unavailable due to injury.

Kyle Callan-McFadden is an injury doubt, Alex Cooper is available.

Liam Buckley said: “I thought the scoreline was harsh on Friday. We didn’t take our chances and Cork punished us. It’s a reminder you have to make the most of the opportunities you get.

“We see in the league that teams will get beaten and we’re looking to move on from Friday and get the right outcome in this match. It is an important game but in truth every game is in this type of season.

“We have to be better in possession and get our general play better. We’ve regrouped over the last couple of days.

“Lewis got through it well on Friday, Teemu also got some minutes and a few more days of training and Alex Cooper is available again. We’re without the lads that didn’t make it on Friday but they’re all not too far away.

“We’ve got to be a bit more creative in our play and get our focus right on Tuesday. We’re looking for the performance and result.”