Team News ahead of the Good Friday clash with Sligo Rovers at Tallaght Stadium:
Shamrock Rovers v Sligo Rovers
SSE Airtricity League Premier Division
Friday, April 14th, 2017. Kick off 8pm
On the 30th anniversary of the last game at Milltown which was an FAI cup tie between Rovers and Sligo, the two sides meet again 30 years later on Good Friday 2017 at Tallaght Stadium.
On conceding the late goal in Drogheda:
“It was devastating. I was there watching and it looked like we were the ones that were probably going to go and win the game after the penalty and the sending off but it went against us. We’ve been disappointed in the performance last week so it’s really important we get back to playing well and hopefully get a result tomorrow.”
On the return of Luke Byrne to the match day squad:
“I was delighted to see Luke. I was there the day it (tearing his cruciate ligament) happened down in Cork and I know how hard he’s worked to get back. A year of unbelievable work from a lad who’s really respected around the place. So it was a good day to see him back last week and I’m sure he’s going to get stronger, I’m sure we’ll see him on the pitch soon enough”.
On tomorrow night’s game against Sligo:
“We need to get back to try and pick up some points. Our points total probably doesn’t reflect how we’ve played, we should have more, we know that. Sometimes in football that happens, it goes against you a bit but we need to stick together and try and get back to winning ways”
“Paul Corry is getting there. He’s had an injection in his knee, he’s doing a bit of pitch work, he’s not going to be involved tomorrow. Ryan Connolly is struggling a bit with the foot injury, he shouldn’t be too far away, but other than that we’re OK.”
“My granddad more or less grew up there watching Rovers. He brought me the RDS and I know the importance of tomorrow and the whole history behind it. I wish I could have seen it because everyone speaks highly of how the pitch was. It really was an old school feel to a ground, and a good atmosphere, but it’s a big day for the fans, hopefully our lads can get three points for them.”