Quigley poised for Rovers return at Derry

Aidan Fitzmaurice

LEAGUE leaders Sligo Rovers have managed quite well in the absence of striker Mark Quigley, winning all five league games during his suspension.

But in front of the TV cameras against Derry City tonight, Rovers boss Ian Baraclough could decide to unleash the former U21 cap against a struggling City, now that Quigley has served that six-game ban.

Quigley has been sidelined since he was sent off in the first half of the opening game of the season, a 1-1 stalemate away to Shelbourne.

"Mark comes into the squad and it is a fresh start for him. All our supporters have seen of him so far in the league is 45 minutes in Tolka Park, so it is great to have him involved again," said boss Baraclough as Rovers enjoy their status as league leaders.

"We've spoken about how it has been a squad effort so far and not the starting XI that has given us the good start.

"We have two Setanta Cup games and league matches coming up and everyone wants to be involved, so that is a nice problem to have.

"Our small squad has brought us closer together and we're working well.

"I think with the game being televised it gives that extra little bit of excitement and we're looking forward to the challenge of taking on Derry."