No injury worries for Cook

Sligo Rovers boss Paul Cook has the luxury of a full squad to choose from for tonight’s clash with UCD at the UCD Bowl, kick-off 7.45pm.

Sligo Rovers boss Paul Cook has the luxury of a full squad to choose from for tonight’s clash with UCD at the UCD Bowl (kick-off 7.45pm).

Matthew Blinkhorn and Raffaele Cretaro are back to full fitness following back and leg injuries.

Richie Ryan returns from suspension having missed the 4-0 win over Cockhill Celtic in the EA Sports Cup.

Manager Paul Cook said: "We watched the Bohemians game once or twice on DVD and to be fair we were terrific in the first half.

"But we gave away two sloppy goals and paid for not putting teams away. We have to learn to do that and that's what we will try to do.

"Not doing so can quickly lead to a lack of confidence and that affects teams. So we're looking forward to Friday and we will hopefully come away with the right result."

Sean Harding returns to the College squad after recovering from a hamstring injury, however, Cillian Morrison is still out with an ankle problem.

Samir Belhout (groin), Mark Langtry (calf) and David O’Connor (hamstring) are all carrying injuries and are doubtful ahead of the clash.

UCD boss Martin Russell said: “On the back of visits to Shamrock Rovers and St Pat’s we welcome another top side in Sligo Rovers. Sligo will feel that despite their defeat to Bohemians last week they really should have gotten something out of that game.

“We are under no illusions that we will have to be at our best to beat them. This is a type of game that our players should relish playing in.”

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