Stephen Bradley says Shamrock Rovers will look to get their SSE Airtricity League fixture against Finn Harps on 10 October moved due to a number of players being called up for international duty.

The Hoops boss watched his side move a step closer to the title after a comfortable 4-0 win over Sligo Rovers at Tallaght Stadium on Friday night, with the international football to return next week when the table-toppers could be without up to six players.

"We're nearly there. Hopefully another win or two will do for us," he told RTÉ Sport of the latest win which carries them closer to a first title in nine years with just four games to go.

But he added that the club will request their game against Finn Harps is called off in light of players being away on international duty.

"More than likely, we'll be off. We'll request for it to be off because of four call-ups and I think we have two more on standby for the 21s so it could end up being six," he said.

Jack Byrne in action against Sligo

"If it was one or two, we'd play no problem like we did last year but six is too much. I'm nearly sure we'll request for that to be moved."

Among the players called up for international duty is Jack Byrne who will be on Republic of Ireland duty. 

He departed the field of play with what appeared to be a slight injury in the second half but Bradley played down the issue.

"No issues. He felt is groin a little bit but fine, that's why we took him off straight away. He'll be fine," he said.

Meanwhile, Shamrock Rovers midfielder Ronan Finn felt the win over Sligo puts pressure on second-placed Bohemians who are 11 points behind with a game in hand and need to beat Shelbourne on Saturday to keep their slim hopes of wrestling the title away from the Hoops alive.

"That's the beauty of playing [a day earlier]. You can put that bit of pressure on Bohs going into their game," he said.

"But for us, it's maybe just a little bit frustrating that we don't have a game for two weeks because you'd like to play straight away again to be honest but that's the way it is. But we're going well, we gave Sligo a lot of respect and they're a good side."