Team News: v St Patrick’s Athletic

Sligo Rovers are back on the road this Easter Monday as we look to maintain our good recent form, St Patrick’s Athletic the opposition at Richmond Park, kick-off 5pm.

Rovers will be again without JR Wilson due to a hamstring injury. While manager John Russell will also have to plan without winger Simon Power who is suspended having been sent off in last Friday’s win over Waterford at the RSC.

Unbeaten in four outings and having kept clean sheets in three of those games, Rovers look to continue that form against the FAI Cup holders.

Looking ahead to Monday’s game, Russell says: “It’s a quick turnaround for us this weekend with back-to-back away fixtures. After a good result on Friday and after a long trip home we are back on the road again where we now face a tough test when we travel to play a talented St Pat’s team.

 “Richmond Park is always a difficult venue but I have a lot of faith in this group of players. They understand the importance of playing for Sligo Rovers and leaving everything on the pitch. We will need to show that again on Monday to come away with a result.”

 Rovers had the backing of 150 or so supporters in Waterford last Friday, despite the 600km or so round trip from Sligo, for some of those fans. Russell is hoping for more of the same as the Bit O’Red take to the road once more this bank holiday weekend.

He says: “Our supporters continue to play a huge role in our performances so far this season both home and away. The players feed off that energy from the stands so we will need them right behind us again.”