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League Preview: Sligo Rovers -v- Derry City

Sat, Apr 24 2021

SLIGO ROVERS

Sligo Rovers will be looking to continue their excellent start to the season when they welcome Derry City to the Showgrounds this evening (kick-off is at 6pm).

The Bit O’Red secured a 3-1 win away to Bohemians earlier this week – and their manager Liam Buckley is hoping that his side can get another win on the board, this time at home.

“We worked extremely hard on Tuesday,” he told his club’s media team.

“There wasn’t a lot in the game, and we were happy with scoring three goals. We’ve been preparing well, recovering on Wednesday and then looking at this game.

“Our focus has been on being ready and prepared to be at it from the start on Saturday so we’ll try to do that and see if we can get the result.”

Buckley added: “It doesn’t change a lot for us (the change of manager). It is our performance that will have the biggest say from our end. 

“We’re quite clear on Derry being a good side with good players, the draw with Dundalk last Monday illustrated that and I think they’ve been unlucky this season. 

“It’s going to be as hard-fought as every other game we’ve played so far this season. Nothing comes easy, that is how the league is. We’re looking forward to it.”

In terms of team news for Sligo, both Danny Kane and Shane Blayney miss out through injury.

DERRY CITY

New Derry City manager Ruaidhri Higgins takes charge of his hometown club for the first time on Saturday evening as the Candystripes face Sligo Rovers.

Higgins was only appointed as the new Derry boss on Friday morning, taking over from the recently departed Declan Devine.

Devine left his role at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium on Thursday morning.

And following Higgins’ appointment, Ireland boss Stephen Kenny gave his opposition analyst his blessing.

“I want to wish Ruaidhri the best of luck managing Derry City,” Kenny told the FAI’s media team.

“He has a very bright future in the game, and he'll be delighted to manage his hometown club that he played with for nine seasons, and we wish him well."

In terms of team news for tonight’s game, Derry have not issued any – but are expected to have a close to fully fit squad available for the game.

 

Referee: John McLoughlin.

 

MATCH STATS

The Candystripes are winless in their last nine competitive games – with their last win coming over Shelbourne in October at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium.

Sligo Rovers are unbeaten in their last eight league games – with their most recent defeat coming away to Shelbourne in October at Tolka Park.

BETTING

Sligo Rovers 17/20; Draw 11/5; Derry City 16/5.

PREDICTION

Sligo Rovers 2 - 0 Derry City

 

Sligo Rovers

Injured: Danny Kane, Shane Blayney.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.

 

Derry City

Injured: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Suspended: None.


Sligo
WOct. 29, 2021
Sligo 2 - 0 Drogheda
WNov. 1, 2021
Sligo 1 - 0 Longford
WNov. 5, 2021
St. Pats 0 - 3 Sligo
LNov. 12, 2021
Derry 2 - 0 Sligo
DNov. 19, 2021
Sligo 1 - 1 Bohs
Edward McGinty 1
Goalkeeper
Robbie McCourt 5
Defender
John Mahon 21
Defender
Colm Horgan 3
Defender
Niall Morahan 8
Midfielder
Jordan Gibson 7
Midfielder
© David Cawley 22
Midfielder
Garry Buckley 26
Midfielder
Greg Bolger 6
Midfielder
Romeo Parkes 27
Forward
Johnny Kenny 24
Forward

Substitutes
Peter Maguire 33
Defender
Scott Lynch 23
Defender
Walter Figueira 10
Forward
Regan Donelon 3
Defender
Ryan De Vries 9
Forward
Darren Collins 20
Forward
Mark Byrne 12
Midfield
Shane Blaney 14
Midfield
Lewis Banks 2
Defender
Derry City
DOct. 29, 2021
Derry 1 - 1 Bohs
DNov. 2, 2021
Waterford 2 - 2 Derry
DNov. 5, 2021
Harps 1 - 1 Derry
WNov. 12, 2021
Derry 2 - 0 Sligo
WNov. 19, 2021
Dundalk 1 - 2 Derry
13 Nathan Gartside
Goalkeeper
21 Cameron McJannet
Defender
3 Ciaran Coll
Defender
15 Ronan Boyce
Defender
6 Eoin Toal
Defender
29 Jack Malone
Midfielder
4 Ciaron Harkin
Midfielder
10 Will Patching
Midfielder
Peno Scored: 49'
9 David Parkhouse
Forward
7 William Fitzgerald
Forward
11 James Akintunde
Forward

Substitutes
32 Caolan McLaughlin
Midfield
24 Mark McChrystal
Defender
23 Danny Lupano
Defender
30 Jack Lemoignan
Goalkeeper
24 Daniel Lafferty
Defender
31 Patrick Ferry
Forward
20 Darren Cole
Defender
36 Brendan Barr
Defender
8 Joe Thomson
Midfield

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 League of Ireland Premier Division

Date: 6 p.m. April 24, 2021

Venue: The Showgrounds

Referee: John McLoughlin

Attendance: Unknown

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