Bray are next up for Harps

Bray are next up for Harps
By Diarmaid Doherty @dgldemocrat

Finn Harps will go in search of a first win in three games when they host Bray Wanderers at Finn Park on Friday night (kick off 8pm).

Harps' last victory came in the home fixture against Longford Town last month and they face a Bray side who have themselves picked up only one win in their seven games.

Ollie Horgan was in Wicklow last Saturday night to watch Bray's defeat against Bohemians.

He said he expects nothing easy tomorrow night.

“Bray are a full time side,” he pointed out.

“I saw them up at the Carlisle Grounds on Saturday night and while they got beaten, they could have possibly been one or 2-0 up.”

Horgan said Bray have plenty of quality within their ranks.

And while he was pleased with his team's showing against St. Pat's on Monday night, they have another quick turnaround for Friday night's game.

“It’s trying to recover from now until Friday with lads that are going to work in the morning, working on Wednesday, working on Thursday, and Friday before the game,” he said.

“It’s difficult when you have Bray who are a full time side. But it’s great to be there.

“Mind you if we could put points on the board, as opposed to putting in performances without points, it might be better.”

Horgan will be hoping that Adam Hanlon will be available to play against his old club.

“Adam has been struggling with a back and hip injury since the Dundalk game,” he said.

“He played through it. We took him off in Galway when he struggled.

“He couldn’t recover in time tonight. Whether he can recover in time for Friday we’ll see.

“He will be an extreme doubt for Friday but we’re hopeful he will be back available but at the moment, we’re unsure.”

Raymond Foy has also been struggled with injury of late and has returned to light running. Horgan is more hopeful that he will be okay for the visit of Bray.