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Sligo Rovers manager Ian Baraclough. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/ Sportsfile

Sligo Rovers manager Ian Baraclough. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/ Sportsfile

Sligo Rovers manager Ian Baraclough. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/ Sportsfile

IAN BARACLOUGH insists there is no reason for panic at the Showgrounds, even though his Sligo Rovers side have lost successive league games.

Not since the tail end of the 2012 season, when Sligo lost two league games in-a-row just after they had sewn up the league title, have Rovers been beaten in consecutive games but they have now done that, following up a shock 1-0 loss away to Bray Wanderers with Saturday's 1-0 defeat at home by Dundalk.

It was a frustrating night for Baraclough's side, who had Ross Gaynor sent off after only 10 minutes and then conceded a last-minute Dane Massey goal.

"Overall, it was very unjust to concede so late and the red card changed the game and we lost a game that we shouldn't have lost as we were the better team," says Baraclough, his side in action tomorrow night against St Patrick's Athletic in the Setanta Sports Cup semi-final first leg.

"We are only four points off top spot and we certainly won't be panicking in the dressing room, and I hope that people outside the dressing room won't panic either.

"It is a long season, things will go for and against you and it's how you react to that that counts. We have stayed strong together as a team and we have to do that throughout the club."


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