SLIGO ROVERS know only a wing and a prayer, mostly the latter, can now save their premier league status.
This Saturday morning, they are mired back in the official relegation zone.
Later tonight, Sligo Rovers are at home in the Showgrounds to Scottish side Falkirk in a new cup competition. See below.
But the way the ball is bouncing this September Saturday, Sligo Rovers might do without this distraction.
Finn Harps won away in Limerick to bounce two points clear of the Bit o' Red.
were six yellow cards and two goals as the Shannonsiders plunged
towards the 'no escape' portal in the SSE Airtricity League.
Galway United also took a valuable point in Dublin against Bohemian, who come to the Showgrounds on Saturday October 7th next.
all adds up to several sessions of ''squeaky bum time'' coming up over
the remaining six premier league games for Sligo Rovers.
Tonight's Sligo Rovers match with FalkIrk kicks off at 7.45pm with tickets available at turnstiles. The match can been seen online (Free). See link below
It is the Showgrounds first outing in Scotland's IRN-Bru Challenge Cup.
John Russell is a big doubt due to a hip problem and is one of four players set to miss the next league game with Finn Harps in two weeks.
Craig Roddan, Michael Leahy and Raffaele Cretaro are the others, confirm Sligo Rovers.
Goalkeeper Michael Schlingermann is also doubtful with a neck injury.
Livescore table - Sligo Rovers back in relegation zone
Gerard Lyttle said: "There are differing factors at play which is
wanting to play your strongest team available and also mindful of the
players we have and have not available for that Finn Harps game.
"We are going four weeks without a league game which is very difficult for everyone.
want to prepare for that game in the best way we can, we have to
protect our players that our struggling and we also want to do well in
this game so all of those will be considered.
game is important to keep us fresh, ticking over and give our training a
consequence because when you've got four weeks of not having that game
at the end of week, it becomes a problem.
want to win this game and build on that performance in Cork. It's so
frustrating we haven't been able to do yet but we have to cope with it
and to play a strong opposition in a Cup game is one positive.
no mistake we are playing a good side. They haven't had the results
early in the season but from watching them and speaking to Queen of the
South manager Gary Naysmith, they are just not firing yet and I think
will be higher up that table in Scotland at the end of the season.
of the South beat them 4-1 in their recent meeting but when I looked
back I think everything dropped for them on that occasion.
were clinical and punished Falkirk. We want to find that display that
can see us do something similar and see if it can take us to the next
round,'' said Lyttle.
Tonight's start in the Showgrounds will be 7.45pm -- same as for most home league games.
The match can be see live online (Free) at; http://liveevents.name/watch-sligo-rovers-falkirk-live/