Russell suspended for trip to Drogheda

Sligo Rovers will be without midfielder John Russell for Friday’s trip to United Park in Drogheda.

The Galway native has been handed an additional one-match ban following his red card in the 1-0 defeat to Shamrock Rovers in Tallaght on the Friday before last.

Russell also missed last Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Derry City.

Ray Matthews will referee that game on Saturday, while Robert Harvey will be the man in the middle for Rovers’ EA Sports Cup quarter-final against Galway United in the Showgrounds at 3pm on Monday.