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Date: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 2020
Venue: Oriel Park
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Scored: 10'
- Jesse Devers 10'

Scored: 90'
- Rónán Coughlan 90' + 5'


League Preview: Dundalk -v- Sligo Rovers

Mon, Nov 09 2020

DUNDALK

The Lilywhites will be looking to secure a third place finish in the Premier Division for 2020 when Sligo Rovers visit Oriel Park on Monday night (kick-off 7.30pm).

The Lilywhites arrive home once more to Oriel Park, not having played in their own venue since the 0-0 draw on the 16th of October against Bohemians.

Filippo Giovagnoli’s side have shown rather indifferent form recently and have failed to win since the 2-1 win away to Derry on the 19th of October.

The Louth side will be without several key players for Monday night’s fixture with Patrick McEleney, Daniel Kelly and Dane Massey all sidelined through injury.

Chris Shields is suspended for the game and Michael Duffy will be assessed prior to kick-off.

SLIGO ROVERS

Sligo are aiming for another three points in this fixture as they defeated Dundalk 3-1 in August earlier this year.

Liam Buckley knows that another three points here could secure a top four finish and if one of the top three goes on to win the FAI cup, they will be guaranteed European football next season.

The Bit O’Red have not played since the 24th of October and should be rejuvenated as result, compared to their opponents’ tough fixture list which includes Europa League games.

“We’re looking forward to the game certainly. When the season restarted, if you told us that we’d have the chance to finish fifth and possibly get fourth which could be Europe, and with an FAI Cup quarter-final to come, we would have taken it without doubt,” Buckley said, speaking to the club’s media team.

“It’s a good outcome to be in this position from where we were on 31 July. There is this opportunity for us and unquestionably there’s a huge amount on the line in this game.

“It’s a difficult one when you are facing Dundalk away from home, we know that. They are looking for a result as well to seal third place. But it’s a chance for us and we’re going there with that in mind.

“We had a very tight game in The Showgrounds where we produced a performance and scored goals. We managed to get the win that day.  We’re looking to try to do that again and see where that take us.

“There are a lot of permutations about what could happen, I’m sure there’ll be twists and turns over the evening. From our point of view we’re looking forward to the game and trying to get the result we want.”

Johnny Dunleavy (knee) and Ronan Murray (toe) are injured for Monday night’s game and will not feature, while Teemu Penninkangas and Mark Byrne are doubts after picking up knocks.

Referee: Derek Tomney

MATCH STATS

Sligo Rovers have not won a game in Oriel Park since 2016.

The Bit O’Red have failed to score in seven of their eight away games so far this season.

Sligo have not played for 16 days; the Lilywhites have played four times in the same period.

BETTING

Dundalk 1/2; Draw 10/3; Sligo Rovers  13/2.

PREDICTION

Dundalk 2–1 Sligo Rovers

Dundalk

Injured: Patrick McEleney, Daniel Kelly, Dane Massey.

Doubtful: Michael Duffy.

Suspended: Chris Shields.

Sligo Rovers

Injured: John Dunleavy, Ronan Murray.

Doubtful: Teemu Penninkangas, Mark Byrne.

Suspended: None.


Dundalk
Gary Rogers
Goalkeeper
Sean Hoare 4
Booked: 64'
Defender
© Brian Gartland 3
Defender
Cameron Dummigan 23
83'
83Subbed Off: Darragh Leahy 83'
Defender
Daniel Cleary 21
Defender
Greg Sloggett 10
Midfielder
Nathan Oduwa 17
Midfielder
Sean Murray 16
46'
46Subbed Off: Sean Gannon 46'
Midfielder
Jordan Flores 6
74'
74Subbed Off: John Mountney 74'
Midfielder
Stefan Colovic 22
Midfielder
Patrick Hoban 9
45'
45Subbed Off: David McMillan 45'
Forward

Substitutes
John Mountney 8
74'
74Subbed On: Jordan Flores 74'
Midfield
David McMillan 29
45'
45Subbed On: Patrick Hoban 45'
Forward
Aaron McCarey 20
Goalkeeper
Darragh Leahy 15
83'
83Subbed On: Cameron Dummigan 83'
Defender
Sean Gannon 2
46'
46Subbed On: Sean Murray 46'
Defender
Andy Boyle 44
Defender
Jamie Wynne
Midfield
Sligo Rovers
1 Edward McGinty
Goalkeeper
Booked: 90'
21 John Mahon
Defender
3 Regan Donelon
Defender
Booked: 54'
63'
63Subbed Off: Alex Cooper 63'
26 Garry Buckley
Defender
2 Lewis Banks
Defender
Junior
Midfielder
Booked: 42'
25 Niall Morahan
Midfielder
Booked: 58'
79'
79Subbed Off: Will Seymore 79'
11 Jesse Devers
Midfielder
Scored: 10'
22 David Cawley ©
Midfielder
9 Ryan De Vries
Forward 74'
74Subbed Off: Darragh Noone 74'
7 Rónán Coughlan
Forward
Scored: 90'

Substitutes
14 Will Seymore
Midfield 79'
79Subbed On: Niall Morahan 79'
32 Sigitas Olberkis
Defender
10 Darragh Noone
Midfield 74'
74Subbed On: Ryan De Vries 74'
16 Luke McNicholas
Goalkeeper
4 Danny Kane
Defender
8 Alex Cooper
Forward 63'
63Subbed On: Regan Donelon 63'
20 Darren Collins
Forward