Team News: Waterford Away

Sligo Rovers make a return to league action following last weekend’s international break this Friday, with a trip to the RSC to face Waterford, kick-off 7.45pm.

The Bit O’Red will again be without John Mahon. While full back JR Wilson will be assessed on the day having picked up a hamstring strain, but is doubtful to recover in time.

Rovers face into a busy Easter weekend, with the almost 600km round trip to Waterford coming first. While we are back on the road three days later to face St Patrick’s Athletic in Dublin on Monday evening. 

Friday’s game against Keith Long’s charges will be Rovers’ first against the Blues since their promotion last season and a first journey to the RSC for Rovers in three years. 

With two wins in our last three, Rovers are in good form heading into what manager John Russell expects will be a stern encounter.  

“Waterford have had a good start to the season”, the Rovers boss says. “They have some really good players so we know it will be a tough test on Friday night. 

“We come into the game looking to build on our performances so far. We have a new group so it’s important we continue to improve our connections on the pitch while still picking up points.”