Rovers vs Galway Utd

Sligo Rovers welcome Galway United to The Showgrounds on Saturday on the return to action in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division.

The Bit o' Red are hosting our biggest Family Day in recent times with gates opening at 5pm for a host of outstanding Soccer activities and free ice-cream and face painting for our young fans.

The club will also be offering a discount to fans attending both Sligo GAA's game at 5pm and Rovers. Fans that present their ticket from the GAA game with Antrim will receive a 20% (€3) discount off their ticket at The Showgroubds with the aim of encouraging bumper support for Sligo sport this weekend.

Liam Martin has made a speedy recovery from an ankle problem that looked set to rule him out for most of the month and is fit. Daniel Kearns is likely to return for the Bohemians game next week.

Chris Kenny is suspended following an accumulator of yellow cards.

Manager Gerard Lyttle said: "We felt disappointment as we parted after the Harps game for the mid-season break. We have done okay since I've coming in - just okay- and we need to start winning games. We played nearly all of the top teams in May with some good draws and wanted June to be about winning games, starting with Harps. So it was disappointment and we left the players with a message ahead of their break. This week we have seen a focus in training and they must bring that into Saturday.

"Galway are a team I've seen quite a bit of. They play a nice style of football, like ourselves, and it will be a tough game. We owe them one after the League Cup game and we want to make this a hard place to come."

Lyttle has welcome two new signings this month in Rhys McCabe and Benny Igiehon with both set to be available in July

Lyttle said: "Benny has trained with us all week and Rhys is coming in shortly. We also welcome back some of the young players that we have left out in recent weeks while they complete exams. That's important for more numbers in training and add to the sharpness of everyone."

Kick-off is 7:45pm in The Showgrounds

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