Preview: Rovers host UCD on Sunday

Sligo Rovers host UCD on Sunday evening at The Showgrounds as we return to domestic action following two Europa Conference League games against Bala Town.

The Bit O’ Red won the tie on penalties after two pulsating encounters in Oswestry and The Showgrounds.

Rovers will have to assess the squad over the weekend as a number of players are doubts with some knocks picked up over the last fortnight.

Manager John Russell is in no doubt of the importance of the fixture.

‘’We have drawn with UCD in our previous two meetings so we know it’ll be another tough game tomorrow evening.

UCD are known for their attacking style of play so we’ll need to be at our best to get a positive result.

The players have recovered well over the last two days so we’re all looking forward to getting back out in front of our home fans tomorrow.

We know we need to keep winning matches to close the gap on the teams above us’’

UCD come into this game having had no game in ten days after their defeat to Bohemians at home, a game that ended 1-0 to the visitors.

In team news, there are a number of concerns for Russell heading into the game following Thursday night’s extra-time and penalties. Colm Horgan is definitely out, having sustained a hamstring injury while Seamas Keogh and Greg Bolger are expected to miss out also.

The game kicks off at 6pm and gates are open from 4.45pm.

Tickets to our home game against Motherwell will be on sale to those inside the ground from our Merchandise store on the left-hand side as you enter the turnstiles.