Sligo Rovers manager Ian Baraclough insists that his side are still in with a chance of Champions League progress despite the 1-0 first-leg loss to Molde at the Showgrounds.

Baraclough was pleased with the way his side responded after they went behind to the Norwegian outfit just before half-time, and sees the second leg as a chance for the Airtricity League champions to be more proactive in their approach.

Baraclough said: “For once on the night we switched off a little bit and gave them too much room around the box and a player with a bit of quality bent it into the corner.

“I think our response was very, very good. We could have given in a little bit and been deflated, but we didn’t. We came out the second half with a bit of oomph, a bit of gusto, and created one or two chances of our own to take something over to Norway.

“Once we had conceded the goal it was important that we did not concede again. We could have gone for it a lot more and left ourselves wide open.

“I think (the result) will allow us to be a bit more proactive in the second leg. It’s all to play for still.”