New Sligo Rovers manager Gerard Lyttle oversaw his first match in charge on Friday night as his side came away from United Park with a point following a 1-1 draw with Drogheda United.
Gareth McCaffrey had put the home side in front, but striker Jonah Ayunga equalised with a header for the Bitored before half-time. Just previous to that Kieran Sadlier had his penalty kick saved by Drogs goalkeeper Stephen McGuinness.
Lyttle was pleased to come away with a point saying “Yes happy in the end with getting a point. It’s a difficult place to go to and try and play. The lads showed a lot of character to come back from a goal down. Heads could have dropped very easily. It also shows me that they have a wee bit about them to do that.”
“We had our centre half (Michael Leahy) taken off early in the first half which upset our shape slightly, so we had to adjust a few things.”
Leahy told us that he got a kick in the face. He said “It started swelling up around my eye and was causing some blurred vision so had to come off. Wasn’t a concussion thankfully so not too serious, just some swelling from the impact.”
Speaking about some replacements in the transfer window Lyttle aid, “We know in July that we will need to get a few players in. It’s a young squad. I was impressed with our shape out of possession something that we will be working on more often.”
“It’s only been 5 days in so it will take some time for players to get used to different ways of how I like to do things. They have been excellent in terms of attitude and application this week. Long may it continue on moving forward.”
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