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SSE Airtricity League Premier Division
Sligo Rovers -v- Waterford FC
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Kick Off: 7.45pm
Referee: Graham Kelly

Waterford FC return to action this Saturday after the mid-season break with a trip to The Showgrounds to face Sligo Rovers.

The Blues sit third in the Premier Division table after 23 games and will look to start the second part of the season in a positive fashion.

Alan Reynolds’ side last played two weeks ago against Bray Wanderers in the Carlisle Grounds but had to settle for a scoreless draw.

The Blues and Sligo Rovers have met three times this season in the league and EA SPORTS Cup. The Blues won the opening match 2-1 in Sligo before a 1-1 draw at the RSC. Rovers picked up a 1-0 win in the EA SPORTS Cup in their last meeting.

Blues manager Alan Reynolds says his side are raring to go after the mid-season break, but knows it will be similarly tough again this Saturday.

“We didn’t reach our levels in the Bray game before the break but it was a point gained and we’ve moved onto the next one this weekend.

“We’ve had two tough games up in Sligo this season already so this will be the same. They had a good win before the break so they’ll be looking to hit the ground running on Saturday.

“Training has been good since the lads came back at the weekend and they’re keen to get back on the pitch this Saturday. They’ve had a few days off and come back refreshed. We have 13 league games and the FAI Cup still to play so all the lads are looking forward to getting back into it.

TEAM NEWS: Rory Feely is suspended for the trip to Sligo but David Webster and Stanley Aborah return from suspension. Gary Comerford (foot) and Paul Keegan (calf) are expected to miss out. Gavan Holohan is rated as doubtful.

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