Preview: Rovers set to take on Bohemians

Sligo Rovers take on Bohemians on Monday night in Dalymount Park in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division.

Rovers are looking to bounce back from Friday’s 2-0 defeat to St Patrick’s Athletic

Rovers will have the same squad for the game with the possible addition of Alex Cooper who could be granted international clearance on Monday.

Danny Kane (foot), John Mahon (broken leg), Regan Donelon (shoulder) and Lewis Banks (groin) are out.

Liam Buckley said his side have to get fundamentals right to kickstart the season.

“We huffed and puffed on Friday night and the end result was we weren’t good enough at all. We didn’t do enough in the game to get anything from it.

“We didn’t look comfortable overall so that has to be looked at. There’s lots of ability in the group and we’re not seeing it yet and that is the frustrating part.

“We were in on Saturday and Sunday as usual, there’s no sympathy in this game and we have to improve.

“We will try to get it better immediately. We have to get ourselves up and running as soon as possible and we’re looking at the overall picture now and assessing our approach.  

“Alex has come in and if we can get clearance for him on Monday morning that is another option.

“But regardless we have players within the group to be drastically better. I know what the players here can produce, I see it in training and we’ve got to start producing it.

“It’s a hard game going to Bohemians, you can see how tight games are in this league already and we’ve got to be ready for it on Monday.”