Cork City are at Turner’s Cross for the second home game in a matter of days, as they face Sligo Rovers on Tuesday night.
City come into the game on the back of a 1-0 win over St. Pat’s on Friday night, making it four wins from four at home in the league this season.
The visitors come into the game on the back of a 2-1 win away to Limerick on Saturday, a result that lifted them above the Shannonside outfit in the table and brought to an end a run of three consecutive league defeats.
The sides have met once already this season, with City running out winners by four goals to one at the Showgrounds. City raced into an early lead through goals from Sadlier and Cummins, before the latter made it 3-0 just after half time. On the hour mark, a penalty gave Sligo a lifeline and Morgan converted, but City sealed the win as Cummins notched his hat-trick in injury time.
Speaking ahead of the game, assistant manager John Cotter said:
“A couple of lads are sore and carrying knocks, but we will be assessing them and hoping they clear up in time for tomorrow’s game.”
“We do have a lot of games but, the same as any other side, you just have to deal with it and just deal with the next game. For us, that is Sligo tomorrow night at Turner’s Cross and you just pick a team to go out and try to win tomorrow night.”
“Sligo had a great win the other night against Limerick. To be honest, they are probably in a false position and we have to be at it. We have to be strong and aggressive and play our own game. We need to play at a high tempo. Sligo are probably a better side away from home this season, so it probably suits them to play away from home. It is all about what we do, and we need to perform at our level.”
“Last year was an unbelievable year, and so was the year before when we won the FAI Cup, so of course everyone wants to beat you and that is a great way to be. You have to be hungry and be ready for that, because you will get that every week. We have to be prepared for a battle, so you have to win that and then earn the right to play, so hopefully we will do that tomorrow night.”
Johnny Dunleavy is not yet back in contention for a place in the squad as he continues his return from injury, while Alan Bennett is one of a number of players being assessed. Garry Buckley and Steven Beattie again miss out through suspension.
Referee: Derek Tomney.
Injury News: Johnny Dunleavy, Alan Bennett.
Suspensions: Steven Beattie, Garry Buckley.
Last game: Cork City 1-0 St. Patrick’s Athletic
Last meeting: Sligo Rovers 1-4 Cork City
League Form (most recent game first): W L W W D W
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Match Day 12 Fixtures
|Bray||1 - 0||Sham. Rovers||Carlisle Grounds|
|Derry||3 - 1||Bohs||Brandywell Stadium|
|St. Pat's||1 - 0||Waterford||Richmond Park|
|Limerick||0 - 3||Dundalk||Markets Field|
|CCFC||1 - 0||Sligo||Turner's Cross|