Milestone 100th game for Dundalk soccer manager Stephen Kenny

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny celebrates his 100th game in charge with his team in no mood to take their foot off the pedal when Sligo Rovers visit Oriel Park this evening.

Their 3-0 win, when down gears, at Bohemians on Tuesday put the champions top of the table for the first time this year. Four straight wins and yet to concede a goal.

“Obviously, winning the opening few games has been great for us,” said Dundalk winger Daryl Horgan.

“We’re in good form. We’re winning without playing overly well, but that’s a good sign. We’ve taken our form from pre-season right through to the season and that’s a good thing. “Sligo Rovers are a good side. Owen Heary has assembled a good squad of players there and they will be tough to beat, but we’re confident and hopefully we can go out and win it.”

Club captain Stephen O’Donnell remains Dundalk’s only injury absentee.

Sligo are without the injured Richard Brush and Jeff Henderson with John Russell again unavailable.

“There’s no greater opportunity than a game against your biggest rivals to bounce back with a good performance and hopefully a positive result,” says Bohemians’ boss Keith Long as his side head to Tallaght Stadium to take on Shamrock Rovers.

“The players are looking forward to the game, nobody is feeling sorry for themselves after Tuesday night.” Anto Murphy is suspended for Bohs who continue without injured pair Dan Byrne and Dave Mulcahy. Rovers, unbeaten and second in the table, continue without the injured Luke Byrne.


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