Drogheda United will host Sligo Rovers in an Ireland Premier Division fixture at United Park on Friday night. The visitors are heading into the tie on the back of a thumping 3-0 win over Finn Harps last weekend, while Drogheda United played out a 1-1 draw at Derry City in their previous fixture. Sligo are currently placed fifth in the table with 28 points from 20 games while the hosts are languishing at the 8th spot in the 10-team table with 21 points from 19 games.
Back in action on Friday at home to Sligo Rovers.
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Drogheda struggled to find their feet against Derry City last Friday, but still managed to earn a point after Dean Smith converted a spot kick and canceled out Mathew Smith’s opener. The Claret and Blue Army were clearly the second best team at Brandywell and were on the back-foot for a major part of the game. Jevin Doherty’s side registered just two shots on target from 7 attempts compared to 10 by Derry City from 23 chances created. Meanwhile the result helped Drogheda to extend their undefeated streak to four games across all competitions.
Sligo, on the other hand, returned to winning ways last time out when they put three goals past Finn Harps without reply. At Showgrounds Sligo, Aidan Keena scored either side of Karl O-Sullvan’s eighth-minute strike to hand the hosts all three points. It was the Bit O’Reds’ second victory in their last five games. Prior to that, John Russell’s side was held to a 1-1 draw at UCD before losing 2-1 to Derry City towards the last week of May.
Drogheda’s Dylan Grimes is a doubtful for Friday’s game having come off injured in the previous outing. Therefore Adam Foley could start in the forward line. Last game’s goal-scorer Williams who has now netted in two consecutive games, will continue to lead the attack. Dayle Rooney, Ryan Brennan and Darragh Nugent are likely to form the midfield trio. As for Sligo Rovers, striker Keena, who netted a brace against Finn Harps, should spearhead the attack once again alongside William Fitzgerhald and O-Sullivan.
Drogheda United probable starting lineup: McCabe; Poynton, Weir, Quinn, Massey; Nugent, Brennan, Rooney; Grimes, Clarke, Williams.
Sligo Rovers probable starting lineup: McGinty; Kirk, Blaney, Buckley, Banks; Morahan, Cawley, Mata; Fitzgerald, Keena, O-Sullivan
The League of Ireland Premier Division encounter between Drogheda United and Sligo Rovers will take place at the United Park and it will kickoff at 12:15 am IST on June 25, Saturday.
The League of Ireland Premier Division matches are televised on LOITV.