Derry Metropolis welcome Sligo Rovers to the Ryan McBride Brandywell tonight, Friday, March 17, as they give the impression of being to maintain their unbeaten begin, reside on RTÉ2, whereas in south Dublin there’s a high-stakes sport for 2 sides determined for a win (kick off 7.45 pm).
In what could possibly be a report night time for the league with the potential of each top-flight match being a sell-out, two video games kick-off at 5pm adopted by one other on the common 7.45pm.
Second positioned Candystripes tackle an inconsistent Sligo Rovers who’re in fourth spot and have registered two wins to date this 12 months with only a single defeat.
The Bit O’ Pink have fallen behind in 4 of their 5 matches this marketing campaign and the one sport through which they took the lead was with 10-men as they took an unlikely victory over St Pat’s.
Metropolis boss Ruaidhri Higgins shall be cautious of a Sligo aspect who’ve proven good attacking prowess and a few wonderful soccer to go along with it.
He has given a cagey replace on the provision of their harm gamers forward of the go to of Rovers.
Key defender Mark Connolly’s hamstring harm is critical however they’re awaiting extra particulars earlier than providing a timeline on how lengthy he shall be out.
Adam O’Reilly, Cameron McJannett, Cameron Dummigan and Michael Duffy may return tonight, however Higgins hasn’t supplied any readability.
“The information on Mark’s harm wasn’t precisely what we have been hoping for however we’ve requested the specialist for readability on the restoration course of versus simply making an attempt to guess a quantity.
“Clearly we’ve had a number of lads out of the squad lately as effectively and a few them have been very near a return, however we’ll wait and see.
“The gamers who’ve are available in have carried out very well and we have now the depth within the squad to deal with issues loads higher now.”
Higgins was in Sligo to look at their opponents draw 2-2 with Cork Metropolis and he was impressed by their want to rescue a degree.
“They did effectively to indicate the center and character to come back from 2 down they usually by no means gave up” he mentioned.
“Clearly we’re at residence on Friday and the onus is on us to go and assault the sport.”
“We’re actually happy with our start- 11 factors from 15 is a good effort however we wish to attempt to win the sport and go into the break with our run intact.
“We’ve ready effectively this week and it’s a match we’re actually trying ahead to.”
That is the second reside sport on RTÉ Sport of the season with the Brandywell a sell-out together with 350 from Sligo.
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