Team news for Bray game on Saturday

Sligo Rovers welcome Bray Wanderers to The Showgrounds on Saturday night in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division at the club celebrates its 90th birthday.

The Bit O’Red are aiming to secure their place in next year’s top flight against the Seagulls.

In team news, David Cawley and Rhys McCabe look set to overcome ankle injuries. Regan Donelon and Lewis Morrison are doubts, while Gary Boylan is out for the season and Jack Keaney serves a one-game ban.

There will be a bumper attendance with President Michael D Higgins helping mark the 90th anniversary, every former player that has played for the club invited and complimentary tickets for every Under-12 in the region.

Gerard Lyttle said: “First and foremost we need a home win in the league, it’s long overdue . A win would pretty much secure staying up. It’s vital we get that as soon as soon as possible. Bray come here with nothing to lose and little expectation. We have to be mindful of that.

“We want to put on a performance to live up to events off the field. We can’t let that be a distraction. It’s our duty to go out and give our fans something to enjoy because too many times this year it hasn’t been the case in terms of results in The Showgrounds.

“It’s something that does hang over you. The only way to change it is to win a game and that’s our target. In my time here, just one and half years of the 90 years of the club, I’ve seen the incredible history, the players, the managers, the people that spent the keep the club on the go. It’s happening to this day. I believe in our players we have here and that they can go on to be remembered in the future for achieving things at Sligo Rovers.

“This year we’ve had moments of progress, development of young players, and an away record that is the best outside the top two in the league. I think the breaks and luck has gone against us. But there is no getting away from our home record and simply that we wanted more progress in the leagues and Cups. I want to lead the club next season and beyond. There has been a lot of lessons learned and I think we have the base of something great. We have to get the points needed to be in this league next year and then we can look forward hopefully.”