“Season starts now” says Sligo boss Lyttle

Sligo Rovers head to Oriel Park on Friday night looking to build on their comprehensive win over Limerick last weekend.

Dundalk go into the game on the back of successive away defeats to Galway United and Shamrock Rovers, and will look to bounce back with a win in front of their own fans.

Sligo manager Gerard Lyttle says his side are now just starting their season and confidence is high. He told sligorovers.com “We take a lot of confidence from the game against Limerick. It was an important win for us and overdue, but it was just one win as well.

“We’ve said to the players that our season has started now. We haven’t been picking up enough points and we have to do so on a consistent basis from now on.”

“The best part of the Limerick game was the team performance. We started by pressing them, getting into their faces and we scored good goals. There was some negative points as well of course, which we have to work on, and improve further.”

“All that has come before stays in the past now. Our season started after that Limerick game as I said and this is a big test for us. Dundalk have outstanding players and an outstanding manager.”

“They have struggled for form and we hope that will continue for this game as well. But we focus on ourselves, our own approach to the game and trying to come away with another positive result.”

In team news, Daniel Kearns is out with a thigh problem. He will see a specialist early next week with a view to a return in the near future.

Youngster Martin Walsh has been added to the squad from the club’s Under-19 side.

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