Shamrock Rovers manager Stephen Bradley said thoughts will immediately turn back to their SSE Airtricity League title tilt after a chastening night on the road in the Europa Conference League.

The Hoops were beaten 3-0 by Molde in Norway to stay bottom of Group F with one point and no goals in the competition.

But with a five-point lead at the top of the Premier Division, Bradley said his squad's attention will quickly be focused on Sunday's fixture against Dublin rivals Shelbourne at Tallaght Stadium (live on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player).

"It's another tough game. We saw that a few weeks back when we played at Tolka so we know it's a tough game," he said.

"But we'll be ready. We'll fly home tonight, recover and get ready for what will be a tough game."

Back in September, Bradley had suggested that Molde could prove to be the toughest team they would face in their Conference League group, despite being a Pot 2 team in the draw, and so it transpired with the runaway Norwegian league leaders dominating from start to finish at the Aker Stadion.

"They're a very good team. I said before a ball was kicked that they're the favourites in the group," he said.

"I think you can see for reasons why tonight. But there are still certain aspects we can definitely do better."

The defeat also saw Rovers defender Roberto Lopes make his first appearance of the group campaign as a substitute after recovering from the knee injury he sustained in July and his manager welcomed his return.

"It was great to have him back. He's trained really well the last few weeks so it was really good to get him on the pitch and he came through it with no issues which is great," said Bradley.