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Sligo Rovers and Shamrock Rovers must overcome deficits if they are to advance to the Setanta Cup final

Updated: Monday, 23 Apr 2012 16:10

Jason McGuinness is an injury concern for Sligo
Jason McGuinness is an injury concern for Sligo

Derry City v Shamrock Rovers 
Rovers will be without Kerrea Gilbert (hamstring), Ciaran Kilduff (broken metatarsal) and Stephen O’Donnell (knee cartilage).

Killian Brennan (calf) and Gary O’Neill (ankle) will face late fitness tests. Reyaad Pieterse is suspended after that dismissal last week. Hoops boss Stephen Kenny makes a return to the Brandywell: “We’ll be making some changes in the team, including for Reyaad Pieterse who is suspended. 

“Kerrea Gilbert has resumed some light training, but isn’t expected to make the game."

Sligo Rovers v Crusaders

Jason McGuinness is a doubt for the home side with a shoulder problem. McGuinness’ condition has improved since he picked up the injury last week against Crues and he will be assessed before the game.

Sligo trail 2-0 from the first leg, but boss Ian Baraclough is upbeat ahead of the clash." Obviously it is important we don’t concede the first goal. I feel we’re capable of scoring two goals in any game at any time.

"We have to keep patient and go about our business."

"The players were frustrated after the first leg and we didn’t show the true Sligo side and there is a lot of determination to do it in this game.

“I think it is important for the supporters to keep with us but as I’ve said before the fans here are quite knowledgeable and they know theway we play. There is an understanding of what we try to do and we’ll do all we can to get to the final.”