Rovers set to take on Cork

Sligo Rovers are on the road again on Monday to play Cork City in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division, kick-off 5pm.

The Bit O’ Red were beaten 2-1 by St Patrick’s Athletic in Richmond Park, a late goal from David Cawley proving not enough on the night.

Ronan Murray serves the last of a four-game ban. Kyle Callan-McFadden is out with a hand injury while Romeo Parkes has a hamstring problem meaning he is doubtful and will be tested pre-game.

Liam Buckley said: “We gave ourselves a mountain to climb with the goals on Friday. We had some defensively poor moments and we have to improve on that.

“We’ll look to be a lot better on Monday, we switched things around a bit in the second half on Friday and got a bit more of what we were looking for but overall we need to do more to get results.

“It’s all about recovery at the minute for the players that played on Friday. Then we have five or six doing a bit more and then lads with knocks or suspended or whatever. It’s tricky trying to manage that.

“Going to Cork; it’s a great place to play in, a good pitch and atmosphere, and these are two teams that really want to get up that table. I think it’s going to be a real scrap given where the teams are and where they want to be.

“We’re looking for three points and looking forward to going down there and trying to put in a better performance overall.”