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Sligo Rovers lotto, match tonight Dublin
OLLIE FALLON of Heatherview won the €200 Tesco voucher in Sligo Rovers weekly lotto draw last night, Monday.
The winning foursome was 7, 19, 20, 21 and there was no claim on the jackpot of €14,000 for an all-correct forecast.
Next Monday night’s will offer a bonanza of €14,300 for a correct forecast of all three numbers.
The top prize will be shared equally if there is more than one all-correct entry.
Tonight, Sligo Rovers play their rescheduled SSE Airtricity League fixture with St Patrick's Athletic in Richmond Park.
The match in Inchicore’s Richmond Park has twice postponed in recent months due to weather.
The fixture also means that by next weekend the Bit O’ Red will have taken the field for five grueling games inside fourteen days.
Not surprising, this has taken a toll and Sligo Rovers has a lengthy list of injured for tonight’s important clash with fifth placed ‘Pats.’
Last Friday night, Rovers were unlucky to lose 2-1 to Dundalk in Oriel Park.
First, Patrick Hoban struck with barely two minutes remaining on the clock.
Then, Adam Morgan was denied an equaliser in the 94th minute.
Tonight, though, Rovers have six regular first-teamers on the injuries list.
Patrick McClean, David Cawley, Regan Donelon, Raffaele Cretaro and Eduardo Pincelli join keeper Michael Schlingermann on the sidelines.
Manager Gerard Lyttle: "The injuries are definitely because of the run of games.
“It isn't fair and it's not just Sligo Rovers in the situation. We can't train; we can't recover properly.
“Now we have to cope with six players out for this game because of all the games we've played in a short space of time.
“There is also the travelling, going to Dundalk last Friday and Dublin on Tuesday and you have to manage that too with workload on the players overall.
“It isn't ideal and everyone knows something has to be done about it.”
Says Lyttle of tonight’s fixture: "While we are without a lot of big players for us, we go there in great spirits.
“The lads trained really well on Monday morning (yesterday).
“They took a lot from their performance against Dundalk despite losing so late on.
“We'll call on some of the Under-19s to add to the squad,” said Lyttle.
Looking back at last weekend, “I thought it was a great performance in Dundalk,” says Lyttle.
“We were excellent,” he added: “We were just switched off with a minute to go and Dundalk made it count.
“Adam (Morgan) was unlucky not to see the header go in and it was hard to come away with nothing after all the effort the boys put in.
"We were brave, we stood up to Dundalk. I'm sick of saying what belief we have in the players and about the potential in this team.
“They showed they can put it up to the best teams in the country and it wasn't just about the effort they showed.
“We played some nice football and kept trying to play (but) we came away with nothing.
“We’ve spoken a lot recently about some of these performances that haven't delivered wins.
That's what we have to turn them into. We can do that Tuesday night I feel.
"St Pat's do not change much. They play the right way, they had a good win on Friday away from home and it's a tough game.
“But the focus is on us; to go out and show the performance against Dundalk can be repeated, keep a clean sheet, be positive and get the result,” said the Bit O’Red boss.
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