Team news for Drogheda game

Sligo Rovers welcome Drogheda United to The Showgrounds on Saturday for the final game of the second series of the games in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division.

The Bit o’ Red are looking to make it back-to-back home wins but must bounce back from a disappointing 4-0 reversal to Derry City last week.

In team news, John Russell returns from suspension. Benny Igiehon has received international clearance and could make his debut while Rhys McCabe could make his first Showgrounds appearance.

The Bit o’ Red have no injury or suspension concerns.

Manager Gerard Lyttle said: “This is an opportunity to bounce back. Last week was very poor but we move on and we are back in The Showgrounds, a place we have tried to make it difficult for teams to come and we want to continue that.

“Drogheda are looking for a result but like all teams in and around us, they are fighting for their place in this league and will come here to give it their all. . We don’t worry about their form – we concentrate on trying to producing our own performance with our home crowd behind us.”

On his two new men:

“Rhys is a very good player. Sometimes you don’t see everything when watching on the sideline but in Derry he started to show what he brings somewhat and we need to get him on the ball more. It will take him time to get up to speed but he’s a fit lad and he can become a big player for us.

“Benny is a big strong boy but he is more than just that. He will link up play and bring players into the game. He’ll work hard and has a winning mentality. I know he is absolutely raring to go so he has to go take the chance when it arrives.”

Kick-off is 7:45pm in The Showgrounds. 

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