Waterford FC v Sligo Rovers, RSC, 5pm, Live on WatchLOI

It's been a funny old season for Waterford. John Sheridan had a positive impact when he took the reins from Alan Reynolds in July but, just as the squad was getting used to his ways, the former Republic of Ireland midfielder was gone.

He took up a position with Wigan Athletic, leaving first-team coach Fran Rockett to step up to the plate. Rockett was confirmed as the Blues' new boss midweek.

This is a tough challenge for him though. Sligo have emerged from the lockdown a much stringer side and are currently just a point behind fourth-placed Waterford. 

Team news

Waterford: Sam Bone misses the game due to a hamstring injury. Recent signing Daryl Murphy remains a doubt (calf).

Sligo Rovers: Danny Kane (ankle), Darren Collins (ankle), Sigitas Olberkis (hamstring) and Johnny Dunleavy (knee) are all out, but Niall Morahan returns from a one-game ban.

What they said

Fran Rockett (Waterford): "This is a huge game for both sides. I don't think either of us would be satisfied with a draw. The lads have bounced back very quickly after the defeat to Rovers on Monday but it’s been a long time since then with how things are moving so we’re really up for this."

Liam Buckley (Sligo Rovers): "With six games to go, it's all to play for in our season and we’re positive about the position we find ourselves in. This game is one that can have a big say in the outcome of the season, and I’m sure Waterford feel the same." 

St Pat's v Shelbourne, Richmond Park, 7.30pm, Live on WatchLOI

It's a Dublin derby in Inchicore.

Both teams have 13 points - Shels are ahead of the Saints on goal difference - and lie just four points ahead of second-from-bottom Finn harps.

Three points here would go a long way to easing fears of being sucked into a relegation play-off so expect a tight, cagey clash tonight.

Team news

St Pat's: The Saints will be without Republic of Ireland U21 international midfielder Jamie Lennon as he serves a one match suspension. Otherwise Pat's have a full squad to select from.

Shels: To follow

What they said

Stephen O'Donnell (St Pat's): "It's an intriguing game as the table is tight with the same distance for us to fourth position as it is to ninth position. We know how tough it will be given Shels' good results recently in Tallaght against Shamrock Rovers and having only lost narrowly against Dundalk."

Ian Morris (Shels): To follow

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