Sligo Rovers manager Gerard Lyttle was an extremely disappointed man following their 0-0 draw in the North-West Derby against Finn Harps on Friday evening.
One win and three draws is all Sligo have to show for their efforts since Lyttle took the reigns following the departure of Dave Robertson, and he knows that additions to the squad are vital if Rovers are to avoid a desperate battle for safety.
Lyttle told us that he will be looking to add to his squad, “We will be adding to the squad, no doubt,” and that a midfielder and striker are top of his agenda.
The Belfast Telegraph are reporting that the bit o’red boss is tracking Northern Ireland U-21 midfielder Joel Cooper. Cooper has also trained with their senior team under Michael O’Neill.
On Friday’s game against Harps Lyttle said, “We’re very disappointed not to get the three points. It was a game we thought that we could win.”
“Harps to be fair to them, and can say what you like, they play to their strengths. Big strong physical and depend on set plays, which I thought we handle really well.”
“That’s the only real plus on the night, as defensively we looked solid. They didn’t allow us to get into a flow, as they kept fouling us and slowing play up.”
Lyttle spoke to reporters after the game and his disappointment was palpable;
As the season now heads into the short summer break Lyttle has challenged his players to return refreshed and with a different mindset, “Yes we have asked the lads to enjoy their break and take stock on a few things and come back with a different mindset.”
“It’s tough as a manager when you’re limited to what you have on the bench to try and change things. When your bringing on a defensive midfielder for Raff up top then it tells a tale.”
“The break maybe comes at a good time for us all, as a group of players and coaching staff, to really assess things and come back fresh and ready for a tough run in. But I know we are all determined to do well and work our ass off.”