Team News: v Waterford United

Sligo Rovers have a number of injury concerns ahead of what is a busy May Bank Holiday weekend for the Bit O’Red. 

Rovers take on Waterford at the Showgrounds this Friday, kick off 7.45pm before St Pat’s visit Sligo three days later, on Monday. 

Simon Power will miss the meeting with the Blues, having picked up a knock against Galway recently. 

While Will Fitzgerald, Fabrice Hartmann, Max Mata and Wilson Waweru will be assesed ahead of kick-off. 

Long term absentees Nando Pijnaker and John Mahon continue their recovery from long term knocks. 

Rovers beat Keith Long’s side by a single goal to nil at the RSC back in March. Ellis Chapman’s strike from range decided the contest on the night after what was an extremely closely fought encounter. 

Rovers boss John Russell is expecting similar again on Friday. 

“Our last game with Waterford was a very tight affair and I expect no different this time around”, he said. 

“The players are fully focused on getting a positive result in front of our home supporters. We need them right behind us in what is a big weekend with two home fixtures.”