Preview: Rovers take on Cork City

Sligo Rovers host Cork City in the final game before the mid-season break in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division in The Showgrounds.

Rovers welcome Cork to The Showgrounds for a third meeting of the season overall.

Both games have been very close this season, with City edging a 2-1 win in Sligo and 0-0 draw for depleted Rovers in Turner’s Cross.

In team news, Kyle Callan-McFadden is suspended but John Mahon returns.

Regan Donelon and Johnny Dunleavy are injury doubts and will be tested pre-game. Dante Leverock will play the first game for Bermuda in the Gold Cup on Sunday against Haiti so misses out.

Liam Buckley said: “These are games where it’s hard and you have to fight and dig in. Outworking your opponent is key to coming out on top and both teams will know that. That’s the basic for any match in this division.

“We put in a good shift last week and while it was disappointing not to come away the win, the endeavour was good and we’ll look for that again.

“We had a bad start in the game in The Showgrounds for 10 minutes but from then on we competed well and could have got something from the game. It was a hard game in Cork and we came away with a point and I have no doubt how hard it will be again.

“We feel we are capable of improving on the game earlier in the year and have the players in our ranks to create something and take the chances to come away with a win.”