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Date: 7:45 p.m. May 5, 2018
Venue: The Showgrounds
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Att: 2,033
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Scored: 68'
- Daniel Grant 68'

Scored: 86'
- Daniel Grant 86'



League Preview: Sligo Rovers - V - Bohemians

Fri, May 04 2018

Credit: John Doyle

SLIGO ROVERS

Sligo Rovers will look to pick up back-to-back home wins for the first time this season when they welcome Bohemians to the Showgrounds on Saturday (kick-off 7.45pm).

The Bit O’ Red made it four unbeaten from their last five games with a 2-1 win over relegation rivals Bray Wanderers on Monday night.

A first Sligo goal for Eduardo Pincelli and a first senior goal for Jack Keaney earned Sligo a two-goal half time lead before Cory Galvin scored a consolation late on.

"The results have been good, the performances are improving and we're demanding more because it's well within us,” manager Gerard Lyttle told the club's website.

"The first game with Bohemians was tight and they are probably in a similar position to us. Sometimes they deserve better than they get and they look a good side in many of their performances.

“They have a talented squad and were very unlucky against Waterford last week from our viewing. They'll be itching to get the win to kickstart their season.

"But we're a good side too and focus on our own display. The belief we have in the players is justified and putting a run together is very much within our reach.

“We take each game on one a time and this will be a tough one but it's another chance to show what we're all about to our home supporters."

Lyttle will have captain Kyle Callan-McFadden, David Cawley and Adam Morgan all back from suspension, but keeper Micheál Schlingermann continues to miss out with a neck injury.

BOHEMIANS

Keith Long’s side lost their last game 1-0 at Dalymount Park against Waterford on Monday night and he’ll be hoping a win against Sligo on Saturday evening could possibly change their fortunes.

Long said that his side can’t feel hard on themselves as the Gypsies look to climb the table.

Speaking on the Bohemians website Long Said: “The energy and effort of the players on Monday, you couldn’t have asked for much more from them. They were outstanding.

“We conceded a bad goal, which has happened too often for us this season.

“But they ran themselves into the ground trying to get a goal back and it’s hard to fault the performance.”

The Bohemians manager also said that there was not a lot between the sides when they played back in March.

“The last time we played, there wasn’t a lot between us but we felt we should have won the game.

“Sligo on a Saturday is a difficult place to go but we are going there to get a result, to win.

“We are not going to feel sorry for ourselves. We believe in ourselves and we will stay strong as a group.

“Let’s go get a result.”

Long will have Rob Cornwall, Derek Pender, Karl Moore, Ryan Swan, Cristian Maguerusan all unavailable for selection while Dan Byrne is a doubt with a groin injury, while winger Paddy Kavanagh is returning from suspension.

BETTING

Sligo Rovers; 7/5 Draw 21/10 ; Bohemians 2/1.

PREDICTION

Sligo Rovers 1–1 Bohemians.

Sligo Rovers

Injured: Micheál Schlingermann (neck).

Doubtful: Gary Boylan (foot).

Suspended: None.

Bohemians

Injured: Rob Cornwall (back), Derek Pender (calf), Karl Moore (Knee), Ryan Swan (Cruciate), Cristian Magerusan (Metatarsal).

Doubtful: Dan Byrne (Groin).

Suspended: None.



Sligo Rovers
Mitchell Beeney
Goalkeeper
Patrick McClean
Defender
John Mahon
Defender
Gary Boylan
86Booked: 86'
Defender
Calum Waters
Defender
Rhys McCabe
79'
79Subbed Off: 79'
Midfielder
Jack Keaney
30Booked: 30'
Midfielder
David Cawley
71'
71Subbed Off: 71'
Midfielder
Eduardo Pincelli
Midfielder
Raffaele Cretaro
36Booked: 36'
Forward
Greg Moorhouse
Forward

Substitutes
Kyle McFadden
Defender
Caolan McAleer
Midfield
Regan Donelon
Defender
Edward McGinty
Goalkeeper
Lewis Morrison
Forward
Alistair Roy
79'
79Subbed On: 79'
Forward
Adam Wixted
71'
71Subbed On: 71'
Midfield
Bohemians
Shane Supple
Goalkeeper
Darragh Leahy
Defender
Dan Casey
Defender
Keith Ward
Midfielder
54Booked: 54'
82'
82Subbed Off: 82'
Ian Morris
Midfielder
Kevin Devaney
Midfielder
Keith Buckley
Midfielder
Oscar Brennan
Midfielder
Dylan Watts
Midfielder
Eoghan Stokes
Forward
Daniel Grant
Forward
68Scored: 68'
86Scored: 86'
90'
90Subbed Off: 90'

Substitutes
JJ Lunney
Midfield
Patrick Kirk
Defender
Paddy Kavanagh
Midfield
82Subbed On: 82'
82'
Philip Gannon
Midfield
90Subbed On: 90'
90'
Dinny Corcoran
Forward
Jamie Cleary
Goalkeeper
Daniel Byrne
Defender


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