Team News: v Drogheda United

John Russell says his side are in a positive frame of mind going into Sligo Rovers’ Premier Division clash with Drogheda United this Saturday at the Showgrounds, kick off 7.45pm. 

Unbeaten in two and following clean sheets against both Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers, the Bit O’Red boss is keen to maintain that good form this weekend, heading into what will be another huge night under the Showgrounds floodlights. 

With the exception of John Mahon, Russell has a fully fit squad to choose from as we face the Drogs for the first time this year. 
The County Louth side proved a tough nut to crack last season, and the Rovers manager is well aware of the threat Kevin Doherty’s side will pose this term. 

“Drogheda played well last week against Galway United”, he said.  

“They have brought in new players this season but have kept the core group that did well last year so we know we’re in for a tough test.”

Rovers come into this game in steady form following that win in Oriel Park, followed by a really impressive showing against Shamrock Rovers last weekend. Russell now wants to see his squad produce more of the same. 

“We come into the game on the back of some good performances. It’s vital that we take confidence from those games but still keep our focus on improving and raising our levels as the weeks go by. 

“This league is so tough and you need to make sure you arrive at each matchday with the right focus and the right mindset to win the game.”

“It’s another home game for us and one where our supporters can play a huge part in helping us over the line. The atmosphere has been electric so far so we’re hoping for another big night at the Showgrounds.”