Sligo Rovers boss Ian Baraclough: Loss against Drogheda United will help us to refocus

The Bit o' Red boss has taken the positives out of his side's defeat to Drogheda United in the Setanta Sports Cup, noting that it is a reminder that his team is not 'invincible'
Sligo Rovers manager Ian Baraclough is hoping that the defeat suffered away to Drogheda United in the Setanta Sports Cup semi-final first leg will help to "refocus" his players.

Mick Cooke's side halted the Bit o' Red's winning streak, which had stretched to 10 competitive games since the beginning of the 2013 season, with a 2-0 victory at Hunky Dorys Park on Tuesday April 16.

However, Ian Baraclough dismissed the notion that his team had been affected by their winning streak and instead focused on the positives, suggesting that the loss would serve to show his team that they are "not invincible".

"I don't think [winning] has affected the boys," he told the Irish Sun. "How can you get affected by winning games?"

He continued: "I'm not interested in the record, it's nice to keep creating history but hopefully that will refocus us.

"We're not invincible, we can’t take things for granted," concluded the former Scunthorpe boss.

Sligo Rovers will take on St Patrick's Athletic in the Airtricity Premier Division on Friday, April 19 before hosting Drogheda United in the second leg of the Setanta Sports Cup semi-final on Monday, April 22.