Team news for Dundalk game

Sligo Rovers travel to Dundalk on Friday for an SSE Airtricity Premier Division clash at Oriel Park.

The Bit O’Red will be managed by Under-19 boss Brian Dorrian for our final away game of the season.

In team news, Caolan McAleer is suspended. Lee Lynch returns from illness. Gary Boylan is out with an ACL injury.

Dorrian said: “It hasn’t been an easy week of course. Gerard was very good to me and our Under-19 players. He wished the squad well and me personally for these matches and I think that says a lot about him.

“The team have trained for the last few days and we’ve prepared for it in a professional manner after the parting of ways.

“We have to move on and do ourselves justice for these three matches because this group has worked hard all season in order to do their best for the club, the management team and themselves. That is really what these matches are about.

“It’s an honour for me of course and I’m happy to help out the club. But it’s about these players. They will play the best team in the country and I know they can compete well with them and test them. We did that the last time in Oriel Park and in The Showgrounds where 2-0 was not a reflection of the game.

“We’ve a young squad with a lot of talent and over this season they have developed. On Friday I’d like them to go out and show what they are about. It’s not going to be easy. There’ll be a huge focus on Dundalk where they are getting ready to lift a trophy.

“We’re coming to show why there is a bright future for our club and why the person that takes over here is going to come into a good situation with a lot to work with.”