Sligo Rovers boss John Russell ‘not a fan of astro pitches’ as players injured at Derry City

John Russell and Max Mat acknowledge the fans after drawing 1-1 with Derry City on Friday night. Pic: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile.

Jessica FarrySligo Champion

After two Sligo Rovers players picked up ankle injuries on the artificial surface at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium on Friday night, manager John Russell said he tries to avoid astroturf pitches as much as possible.