St. Patrick's Athletic manager was glad to see his side bounce back from Monday's defeat to Derry City with a 2-1 over Sligo Rovers at Richmond Park on Friday evening. Kenny was very disappointed with his team after that 3-1 defeat to the CandystriSt. Patrick's Athletic manager was glad to see his side bounce back from Monday's defeat to Derry City with a 2-1 over Sligo Rovers at Richmond Park on Friday evening. Kenny was very disappointed with his team after that 3-1 defeat to the Candystripes and he wasn't shy in telling his squad how he felt, as he explained after the Sligo win. "We had loads to talk about after the Derry defeat. We followed that up with a few conversations during the week. We had beaten Dundalk and then got a decent result against Cork in the last minute. Then to put on a performance like that against Derry. That was the worst performance since I've been here. I was glad to see us react the way we did tonight." The win over Sligo was secured by a Chris Forrester volley and a Mikey Drennan penalty. Since the beginning of the season, Kenny has spoken about the need to be patient as Forrester returns to full fitness. He was pleased to see signs of it on Friday, with the midfielder taking home the man of the match award. "It's taken a long time for him to click in but we're waiting on him. He had a really good game here when we beat Dundalk and he's working very hard at his fitness levels. It's just a matter of confidence and I think tonight was a huge boost. Hopefully now he'll kick on. Kenny added that the strike was a "typical Forrester goal", saying "as soon as he saw the loose ball, it was a chest and a lob. It's only Chris Forrester that does these things so it was great that he got on the end of it." If there was one blot on the Saints' copybook is was conceding a late consolation goal scored by David Cawley. Kenny didn't hold back on his assessment, saying "I was very upset with the goal because they didn't really have a chance and Brendan Clarke didn't have too much to save in goal. I was raging with the goal." Next up for Harry Kenny and Pat's, a trip to Ballybofey to face basement side Finn Harps on Monday.
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