Preview: Rovers back in action vs UCD

Sligo Rovers are back on the road on Monday as they take on UCD in the UCD Bowl.

The sides meet for the second time this season with the Bit O’ Red winning 1-0 in The Showgrounds last time out.

Rovers drew 1-1 with Finn Harps last Friday and sit three points clear of the Students going into this game.

In team news, Kyle Callan-McFadden is doubtful with a hand injury. Rovers have a few knocks but are likely to have an unchanged squad.

Liam Buckley said: “The first half was very disappointing so we made a few changes and had enough chances to win the game in the end. We’ve spoken about starting matches and how important it is but we never got going in those 45 minutes.  

“We played fundamentally better in the second period but need to be a lot better over the course of 90 minutes to win matches or we’ll constantly be chasing games. We can’t afford to play like that and be forced to then battle to get a result.  

“UCD were fantastic when they were in The Showgrounds, so I have no doubt they will be up for this one again.

“That is the result that separates the team in the table so there is nothing between us really at the moment.

“We’ve a couple of niggles but overall the lads have recovered well and we go there looking to get a much better performance.”