Preview: Rovers host Bohs on Saturday night

Sligo Rovers host Bohemian on Saturday night in The Showgrounds in the match to signal the halfway stage of the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division.

The match is live on LOI TV with commentary from Darragh Cox and Joseph Ndo. Click here to buy.

The Bit O’ Red have a five-point lead on the Gypsies going into the game, but the visitors bring a record of four wins in their last five.

Rovers were unfortunate not to win in Derry last Monday, with a deflected goal giving the Candystripes a point.

The sides sit in third and fourth place in the table in what should be an intriguing game.

Rovers won 3-1 earlier this season in Dalymount Park.

In team news, Robbie McCourt will not feature for a few weeks due to a broken wrist. David Cawley is now fully recovered and came off the bench in the last two games.

Garry Buckley will have a late fitness test on a muscle injury.

Liam Buckley said: “We were relatively happy with the performance in Derry. After two poor games, it was important to be better and we felt we were that on the night.

“Conceding a goal in the manner we did was quite unlucky. You need a little bit of luck in games and that didn’t go our way.

“While we did improve, we are looking for more and we will need more to get back to winning games.  

“Bohs are a good footballing side, they’re on a very good run and it’s always a difficult task against them.”

Buckley has confirmed Robbie McCourt will miss a period following the injury sustained last week.

“It’s unfortunate for Robbie. It will take some time and he will recover over the next few weeks.

“Regan Donelon came into the side on Monday. Regan has been a first-team starting player for a number of years at the club, it’s great for us to be able to call on someone like him.

“At the start of the year the pre-season circumstances gave Robbie the chance which he took and Regan had to bide his time as a result. 

“David Cawley is now fully fit and Garry is getting closer and we’ll see how he is for Saturday.”