No Frost, Barrett or Fitzgerald for Fingal

Sporting Fingal travel to the the Showgrounds to take on Sligo Rovers in tonight's Airtricity League Premier Division clash, kick-off 7.45pm.

Sporting Fingal travel to the the Showgrounds to take on Sligo Rovers in tonight's Airtricity League Premier Division clash, kick-off 7.45pm.

Fingal will be without John Frost, Shane Barrett and Lorcan Fitzgerald for the trip to Sligo.

Frost and Barrett are still recovering from hamstring and thigh injuries respectively, while Fitzgerald serves a one-match ban having been dismissed against Bohemians.

Centre-back Shaun Maher, who missed the 2-0 defeat against the Gypsies at Morton Stadium due to a knee strain, is rated doubtful and will need to pass a pre-match fitness test to be considered.

Fingal boss Liam Buckley is looking forward to bringing Sporting Fingal to the Showgrounds for the first time in their history.

He said: "All our previous three matches against Sligo have been in Dublin, most notably the FAI Ford Cup final last November, but the lads are excited about travelling to the northwest and attempting to bounce back from Monday's defeat against Bohs.

"Our meetings with Sligo have always been tight and this one should be much the same. I predicted Paul Cook's side would be up around the top area of the table during the campaign and I haven't changed my mind. They have players who are capable of hurting any team."

He added: "Despite losing 2-0 against Bohemians last time out, I was pleased with how we took the game to them in the early stages but, as we all know at this level, goals change games.

"Once they broke the deadlock and grabbed a second goal a few minutes later, the task of unlocking the sturdiest defence in the league was going to be an uphill struggle."

Mauro Almeida and Iarfhlaith Davoren will be missing for Sligo as both players are carrying injuries.

Almeida will have surgery on his Achilles and faces a significant period of time on the sidelines.

Davoren is struggling with a hamstring strain. However, he is likely to return for the clash with his old club Galway on Tuesday in Terryland Park.

Matthew Blinkhorn has recovered from an ankle injury that prevented him starting the match with Shamrock Rovers last Monday night in Tallaght Stadium.

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