Sligo Rovers to face Athlone Town in a friendly on Saturday week

Sligo Rovers will play a friendly against Athlone Town on Saturday week.

The Bit O’ Red have no competitive fixture that weekend as the FAI Cup quarter-finals take place that weekend.

Instead they will take on the First Division side at the Showgrounds at 3pm as they step up preparations for their vital relegation six-pointer against Finn Harps the following weekend.

This Saturday, Rovers make their first ever appearance in the Scottish Challenge Cup when they welcome Falkirk to the Showgrounds for a 7.45pm kick-off.