Confident Bohs looking to break Rovers' home winning streak

Sligo Rovers will look to secure their second home win on the bounce when they host Bohemians at the Showgrounds.

Sligo Rovers will look to secure their second home win on the bounce when they host Bohemians at the Showgrounds.

Ian Baraclough’s side beat UCD in a tight affair last time out and entertain a young Gypsies side that has played well without getting much to show for it in their opening two games, which ended in defeats by Derry City and Shelbourne.

Sligo Rovers are without Mark Quigley and Alan Keane due to suspension.

Pascal Millien is awaiting work permit clearance while Iarfhlaith Davoren and Raffaele Cretaro made their returns from injury in the win over UCD.

Bohs have doubts over Derek Pender and Peter McMahon who both have flu, while Stephen Traynor and Keith Ward remain out with a calf and nose injury respectively.

Dave Scully (Achilles) has resumed light training and should be available to play in a couple of weeks. Adam Martin is suspended.

Sligo boss Ian Baraclough said: "I watched Bohemians last week and I thought they were the better team for a lot of the game against Shelbourne.

"They have strong young players that Aaron Callaghan shows a lot of faith in and he has them playing a nice brand of football so I think we will see another open game."

Bohs boss Aaron Callaghan is confident ahead of the game.

He said: "We deserved a point in at least one of the two league matches. It was individual mistakes that led to goals against us. Shels didn’t break us down.

"They never got in behind us. No team has opened us, including in the Setanta Cup matches."

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