Preview: Rovers take on Bohemians in Men’s Premier Division

Sligo Rovers are back in action tonight against Bohemian FC at Dalymount Park.

The game kicks off at 7.45pm and is broadcast live on LOI TV.

Rovers come into the game on the back of a 1-0 win over table toppers Derry City at The Showgrounds on Saturday while the hosts, Bohs drew nil-all at home to fellow Dubliners Shelbourne on Friday night last.

Bit O’ Red boss John Russell is looking forward to the game:

‘’We’re all set for a massive game tonight against Bohemians.

‘’The players have trained really well this week, and everyone is fully focused on building on the Derry performance and result’’.

Sligo Rovers supporters wishing to attend the game are asked to purchase tickets online in advance of travelling this evening.

Supporters will be situated in the new Mono Stand at Dalymount Park, with the entrance via Connaught Street.

Tickets are available here:

Russell expects a tight game in front of another large travelling support:

‘’Bohemians are a tough opponent. Our previous meeting was a tight affair, and a set play was the difference on the night.

‘’We know we’re down a few bodies through injury and suspension but there is a lot of belief in this group.

‘’We’re expecting another big following on Friday night so hopefully we can deliver a top performance’’.

In team news, Garry Buckley continues to progress and is back in training and stepping up his recovery from his ACL injury. Mark Byrne is a couple of weeks behind him but is also progressing well.

Gary Boylan, Karl O’ Sullivan, James Finnerty, Fabrice Hartmann and Conor Walsh are definitely out.

Greg Bolger will face a late fitness test as well as defender Nando Pijnaker but Eanna Clancy is available again.

John Mahon serves a one-game suspension after his red card against Derry City.