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Friday 2 December 2016

'We're getting a Bit better' says boss Heary

OWEN Heary believes that his struggling Sligo Rovers side can turn their league form around if they can match the levels they showed during their League Cup defeat.

Sligo suffered their fourth successive defeat on Monday with a 2-0 loss to Derry City, Rovers' interest in the EA Sports Cup ending prematurely. Bottom of the table with just two points from six league games, The Bit O' Red need to pick up some wins but boss Heary is bullish about their chances in the next league game, away to Galway United on Friday, despite that run of defeats.

"If we play and perform like we did against Derry we will be ok," said Heary, who side suffered in that cup game due to a red card for defender Danny Ledwith.

"The effort and the application was far better than it has been in recent weeks and I was proud of the lads.

"I was frustrated with the sending-off, up to that point we were defensively very strong.

"We got tired after that as players were working hard and if we hadn't a man sent off we'd have had a good chance of winning the game. I don't like the result but I can live with the performance.

"Defensively we were very good and well-organised, Derry didn't really cut us open. The lads worked extremely hard and I was proud of them," added Heary.

Sligo could have keeper Richard Brush available on Friday following injury.

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