Sligo seeking morale-boost
SLIGO Rovers manager Owen Heary wants his side to lift the gloom over the Showgrounds - and lift morale - with a win today.
A season which hinted at great promise from Sligo is looking very grim, Rovers now bottom of the table with two points from six games, the latest loss coming on Friday when Sligo went down 3-1 at home to Bray Wanderers, who had previously been bottom of the table.
They have a break from the league today for a home EA Sports Cup clash with Derry City and Heary hopes that a win in this competition could kick-start their league campaign.
"Every game that we play we will be giving priority to and looking to win. If we can get the win in this game it will help get confidence in the team," said Heary.
"Not that we are lacking confidence going forward, we have been doing well and been positive going forward, but defensively. We have been making mistakes and getting punished for them each time."
Meanwhile, Cabinteely are expecting a big crowd for their first-ever clash with Shamrock Rovers tonight.
Eddie Gormley's side have already enjoyed home win over Wexford and Waterford this season and also knocked UCD out of the EA Sports Cup in the last round.
EA SPORTS Cup Second Round
Waterford United v Cork City (RSC, 3.0);
Sligo Rovers v Derry City (Showgrounds 4.0); Galway United v Cockhill Celtic (Eamon Deacy Park, 5.0); Cabinteely v Shamrock Rovers (Stradbrook 7.0).