Sligo Rovers return to action this Easter Monday night against Derry City in the EA Sports Cup at the Showgrounds.
After suffering a humiliating defeat to Bray Wanderers on Good Friday, Rovers fans will be hoping for a positive reaction from the players.
Owen Heary will be boosted by goalkeeper Richard Brush’s return to fitness, who should start in goal. But he is again without Jeff Henderson through injury. Rovers will also be without midfielder Keith Ward as he is suspended for the game after receiving his marching orders against Bray Wanderers.
Speaking to the club’s official website ahead of the match, manager Owen Heary said,
“Every game that we play we will be giving priority to and looking to win. If we can get the win in this game it will help get confidence in the team.
“We have a decent squad of players here and we will look to use that squad. If we put other players in and give them a chance, we will see how they fare. But the team that take to the field will be looking to get a result. It’s the chance to kick-start our season so that is what we will be aiming to do.”
Derry come into Monday’s game on the back of a three nil defeat to Cork City on Good Friday.
Manager Peter Hutton will be hoping his side can take advantage of the lack of confidence in the Bit O’ Red team at the minute.
Hutton will be without the services of injured duo Dean Jarvis and Stephen Dooley.
Kick-off is at 4pm.
Aaron Cawley, Pundit Arena