Preview: Team news for Pat’s game

Sligo Rovers host St Patrick’s Athletic on Saturday night in The Showgrounds in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division.

Rovers have been beaten on two occasions this year by the Saints – 1-0 and 2-1.

In team news, Dante Leverock is away on international duty.

Regan Donelon and Johnny Dunleavy are recovering from muscle injuries and making quicker progress than anticipated. Both will have pre-match fitness tests with a view to featuring.

There are no other concerns

Liam Buckley said: “We felt the scoreline was harsh last week. That said, we have to respond now because it’s another game and we’re back at home. There’s six points between ourselves and Pat’s so it’s an important match.

“We’re missing Dante but Regan and Johnny are coming along so they may come into play. We have been utilising the entire squad recently and that’s going to continue. We have quality players within our ranks.

“It’s good to be back in The Showgrounds but it’s a hard game so have to be at. I don’t think there has been much between the sides this year so we’ll give it our all and see where it takes us. We want to show the progress we feel we are making.”