No injury worries for Sligo ahead of Europa clash

Sligo Rovers will enter tomorrow’s Europa League second round qualifying second leg with Spartak Trnava in The Showgrounds with a full squad.

Alan Keane has overcome a calf injury and there are no other injury concerns.

There are over 3,000 tickets sold for the game with a record seated attendance set to be achieved in The Showgrounds.

Tickets will be on sale all day in The Showgrounds and up to kick-off with a sell-out crowd likely.

Earlier this week, manager Ian Baraclough said: “On any given night we can match a team like them and we did it last week. Apart from a seven or eight minute period where we conceded three poor goals, I thought we were the more dominant side and that is great credit to our lads.

“It was in a hostile atmosphere and it gives us great heart coming back here. If we can have a bouncing Showgrounds and get the fans to fill the place, we could see a very special night.

“The new stand is fantastic and it is great to see it now. Hopefully we can fill it and to have all three sides full would be a magnificent sight to see. I saw the photos of last year and there seemed to be a really good atmosphere.

“It was full, it was thriving and even though they couldn’t quite pull off the result everyone wanted, this year we are still in fighting. We’ve got the away goal and if we can that first goal it is all to play for. They are special nights. Night games are different to a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. It has that special feel under the lights. We know what is at stake. There is a tie in the next round against Steaua Bucharest that everyone should be looking forward to and trying to get there.”


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