Updated: 19/05/18 : 07:14:07
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Sligo Rovers host the other Rovers tonight

SLIGO ROVERS host the other Rovers, Shamrock Rovers, in the Showgrounds at 7.45pm tonight, Saturday.

The Bit O’ Red are officially back in the relegation zone in the SSE Airtricity League as of last night.
See table below.

Leapfrog Shock

Struggling Limerick leapfrogged Sligo after their shock 6-3 thumping of ten man Waterford FC.

This morning Sligo are now back in ninth slot in a ten-club championship. 

In Doubt

Tonight, Sligo will be without Patrick McClean and Raffaele Cretaro while the return of David Cawley after a hamstring injury is also in doubt.

McClean must wait on the results of a scan re: possible medial ligament damage. 

Keeper Michael Schlingermann is still out with a neck injury, but Regan Donelon, Eduardo Pincelli and Seamus Sharkey are available after injuries.

Give Everything

Manager Gerard Lyttle said: “Shamrock Rovers is a fixture that always brings a lot of interest and we simply have to build again.

“We’ve come off a tough week and a lot of games,” reflected the Rovers boss.

“But we have to approach this game with passion, energy, desire and give absolutely everything to get the result.

“We want our fans get behind us as they do and lift the lads and encourage them. 

“Things haven’t gone our way, there have been setbacks and then players out with injury and we just have to go again and put it right,” Lyttle urges.

Looking back at the fruitless midweek trip to Dublin, Lyttle days: “We were in the game throughout against Pat’s and missed a few chances.

“But we didn’t take them and there’s no point talking about what ‘could have been.’

Taken Lead

“We have to put the ball in the net and I think every time we’ve taken the lead in a game we’ve won.

“Shamrock Rovers have been a bit up and down like ourselves. 

“They are a better team than their position shows and they’ll be really keen to improve on the away record.

“If they sort that out it could be a very different prospect for them. We want to change our own home form.

“It’s a big challenge for us, so we’ll ask the players to go out and show the desire they have for the club and try to take the opportunities. 

“We believe in them that they can do so and that we can get the three points,” predicted the Sligo Rovers boss.





















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