Preview: Rovers to take on Derry

Sligo Rovers return to league action on Friday night when they visit Derry City at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium.

After a week off last week due to the postponement of the Waterford fixture, Rovers travel north for the first meeting of the season with the Candystripes. 

In team news, Ed McGinty is out with a finger injury.

David Cawley is doubtful and will undergo a late fitness test. 

Ronan Murray was troubled with a knock last week but has trained in recent days. 

Liam Buckley said: “We were quite disappointed with our performance last time out. 

“I didn’t particularly view the break as a good or bad thing but it did gives us a bit more time to work on certain things and try to get better in areas. We are much better than that display last game and we have to show that. 

“There isn’t much between Derry and ourselves in the table and that big, slick pitch will lend to a good game.

“I have no doubt it’ll be another hard one but one we can do well in. We’ve had a bit of time to work on things and Dante Leverock and Niall Morahan have returned okay from international duty

“We’ve eight games in a month after this with a tight squad. You can be sure everyone will play their part and we have nobody in the squad not capable because they are all good players that will demonstrate as much. 

“They can show that against Derry and it’s a game we’re really keen to get stuck into.”