Sligo missing Keane

Sligo Rovers and Galway United go head to head in tonight’s Airtricity League Premier Division clash at The Showgrounds, kick-off 7.45pm.

Sligo Rovers and Galway United go head to head in tonight’s Airtricity League Premier Division clash at The Showgrounds, kick-off 7.45pm.

Sligo will be without the suspended Alan Keane for the visit of his former club to The Showgrounds.

Keane misses out along with the injured Matthew Blinkhorn (back) and Mauro Almeida (Achilles).

Jim Lauchlan could be set for his home debut in place of Keane.

Galway must plan without influential midfielder Stephen O'Donnell who has picked up a one-match ban for four yellow cards.

Galway boss Sean Connor said: “I am not happy and I didn't want to settle for a point against Bray. I was watching the hurling game on Sunday and some of the commentators before the game were saying that Galway should be satisfied running Kilkenny close. They shouldn't and we shouldn't be satisfied with taking a point.

"I think we started off fantastically, but we sat back. We were very poor, I don't know what it is as we did the same against Pat's. I don't think it was anything to do with the two games being in such a short space of time because we have had a good rest, and we trained lightly between the two games.

“There was a good crowd and a good atmosphere, but we didn't help create that. It could be because we have so many young players in the team. We don't have a natural, real leader in the team to grab the game by the scruff of the neck and drive us forward.

“I don't mean just with the ball because I think Stevie O'Donnell did play forward, but we have lacked that all year. It is something I have got to address, but when you are working on the budget I am, those sort of players are hard to get, genuine leaders.”

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