Candystripes without Molloy for Sligo clash

Derry City and Sligo Rovers go head to head in tonight’s Airtricity League Premier Division clash at the Brandywell, kick-off 7.45pm.

Derry City and Sligo Rovers go head to head in tonight’s Airtricity League Premier Division clash at the Brandywell, kick-off 7.45pm.

City must plan without Barry Molloy who is ruled out with ankle ligament damage, but otherwise, manager Stephen Kenny has a full squad to choose from.

Kenny said: “The players were excellent on Friday. Not many people expected us to be in this position at halfway.

“Now that we are here we need to press on. Sligo are a fine team and it should be a cracking game.”

Rovers welcome Gavin Peers back after serving his suspension in last week’s 4-0 win over UCD.

Joseph Ndo made a return from injury in the victory over the Students and Derek Foran was fit enough to take a place on the substitutes bench.

However, Iarfhlaith Davoren will once again be absent on Tuesday because of injury.

Sligo Rovers manager Paul Cook said: “It’s a tough game for us. Derry are a very good side, one of the best in the league.

“We’ve had two good wins over them so far this season but I think you can see in this league there is not much between the top sides when they play each other.

“It was a good win against UCD but it took us a while to get going and we can’t afford to be that slow to start in Derry.”

Rovers recorded a 1-0 win against Derry on the opening night of the season thanks to Aaron Greene’s late winner and also ran out 3-0 winners in the Showgrounds against the Candystripes.

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