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The Bit o' Red have been knocked off the top of the Airtricity Premier Division, but the Sligo boss is adamant that his side has not been affected by complacency

Sligo Rovers manager Ian Baraclough has insisted that his side has not been affected by complacency.

After 11 games, the Bit o' Red find themselves in second position in the Airtricity Premier Division after they were knocked off the top of the table by Derry City.

Sligo are level on points with Derry, but the Candystripes now lead the Airtricity Premier Division by virtue of goal difference. And the Sligo Rovers boss is aware that rival teams will not let them "have it their own way".

"We're not going to have it all our own way," Baraclough told the club's official website. "Teams are not going to let us have it our own way.

"We had that first eight games and wins and people were maybe getting carried away with themselves and with us as a team as regarding we're going to walk the league. It doesn't happen.

"There are seven or eight teams fighting there that can think they can go and win a league. There is no complacency on our part," he added.

The Bit o' Red will face Derry City on Monday in a top of the table clash. Rovers welcome back Iarfhlaith Davoren and Ross Gaynor who return from suspension, while Raffaele Cretaro remains doubtful.

Sligo Rovers welcome Derry City to the Showgrounds on Monday April 6. Kick off 17:00 BST.

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