Cork City FC kick off their 2021 FAI Cup campaign on Sunday, as they head to The Showgrounds to take on Sligo Rovers.
It will be the first meeting of the sides since October 2020, with the Bit O’Red running out 2-1 winners on that occasion.
Speaking at his weekly press conference in Bishopstown ahead of the match, City boss Colin Healy said: “We’re going into a very difficult game on Sunday – Sligo are flying at the moment. We’ve got two extra days to prepare for it, and we’re really looking forward to it.”
“Garry Buckley is doing very well for them at the moment, as is Greg Bolger, two former City lads. They’ve got some very good attacking options, so we know that we’ll have to be well organised going up there. It’s going to be another difficult game, but the players are looking forward to it, and so am I.”
On the injury front, Josh Honohan is available for selection, while Rob Slevin and Cian Bargary remain sidelined.
The match will be broadcast on LOI TV – but it is not included as part of your season pass. The game must be purchased as a standalone, for €5. You can buy it here.
Referee: Rob Harvey
Injury News: Cian Bargary, Rob Slevin
Last game: Wexford 0-0 City
Last meeting: Sligo Rovers 2-1 City
League Form (League, most recent game first): D D L L W L