Cork City return to league action tonight, as they welcome Sligo Rovers to Turner’s Cross.
City come into the game on the back of a 4-0 win over Maynooth University Town in the FAI Cup last Friday, while their most recent league outing was a 1-1 draw with St. Patrick’s Athletic the previous Sunday.
Sligo come into the game on the back of a 2-0 home defeat against Dundalk, but their last away fixture saw them win 3-1 against Limerick.
The sides have met three times this season, with City holding a 100% record, winning 4-1, 2-0 and 1-0. Sligo however, have been impressive away from home this season, and the narrowest of City’s three wins came in the last game at Turner’s Cross, when a late Jimmy Keohane goal sealed the win for the home side.
Speaking to the media ahead of the game, City boss John Caulfield said: “Every team that has come down here this year has put it up to us. We know how important the game is, we are in the run-in and we need to turn performances into wins. We need to keep the pressure on, keep winning and see where it takes us.”
“Sligo have always been tough opponents; earlier in the season at Turner’s Cross, Jimmy (Keohane) scored when we won one nil and their away form is very, very good. Their away form is really good compared to their home form, which is unusual, but, maybe away from home, the pressure is off, and they have done very well.”
“Sligo are safe, and it is one of those scenarios where they can come down and have a cut off us. The most important thing from our point of view is that we play the way we can; high intensity, lots of energy and quick passing. It is really about ourselves and making sure we give a performance. Sligo will be exceptionally dangerous, they have a talented team and, if we are not at our best, we will drop points.”