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Bit O' Red hotshot says that he was unimpressed by Slaven Trnava despite first leg loss and believes that his side can progress if they do not concede early

Sligo Rovers striker Danny North believes that the Bit O' Red have a good chance of overturning their Europa League tie against Slaven Trnava at the Showgrounds if they do not concede an early goal.

Sligo lost the first leg in Slovakia 3-1 but a Gavin Peers header granted the west coast club a crucial away goal going into the second leg.

“I don’t think we need to attack from the start. As long as we don’t concede early, that is important," North told SligoRovers.com.

“As the game goes on that is when we will have to start worrying if we don't score but we just need to go out and play our own game and hopefully the goals will come," he added.

The Grimbsy born striker has been in top form for Sligo this season, leading the club's goal-scoring charts and he says that he is enjoying the experience of European football.

“It is always an experience playing in these games," he said. "It is where you want to be, that sort of standard and it is good experience for all the lads. I enjoy it and hopefully we can progress to another round.”

And despite losing the first leg, North admitted that the tie was not as tough as he had originally expected.

“It was easier than I thought to be honest," he said. "I expected them to have a lot more of the ball than they did and I thought we gave a very good account of ourselves.

"Obviously three silly goals were given away from our own doing and you can’t afford to do it at that level or even in the Premier Division," concluded the striker.

Sligo Rovers host Slaven Trnava in the Europa League second qualifying round second leg tonight, Thursday July 26. The game kicks off at 19:00 BST.

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