Harps look for good result in Wexford


Harps look for good result in Wexford

Injuries and suspensions have hit Finn Harps' preparations for tomorrow night's crucial clash at Wexford Youths.

Keith Cowan, Adam Hanlon, Raymond Foy and goalkeeper Richard Brush are all rated doubtful for a game that's considered hugely important for both clubs.

Dave Scully must sit out the game through suspension and speaking yesterday, Harps manager Ollie Horgan, said he was no where close to knowing what team he will start at Ferrycarrig Park.

“I'm trying to get my head around it to be perfectly honest,” he said.

“We'd training on Monday night and there were seven players who weren't able to take part.

“I can't really afford to leave all seven of them out, so it could be a case where you're asking a couple of the lads to play, even though they aren't 100 per cent.”

Horgan will watch the game away from the dug-out as he has also been hit with a one game ban following his dismissal from the technical area during the win over Bray Wanderers.

Assistant manager, Gavin Dykes will take charge of affairs from the sideline in Horgan's absence.

At present Harps have a five-point advantage over a Wexford team whose only victory this season came in a 2-0 victory over Bray Wanderers back on April 1st.

They lost again last Friday night at home to Galway United with former Harps man, Jonny Bonner making his first league appearance of the season.

Bonner has withdrawn from the Irish Universities and Colleges squad who are in Wales this week in order to concentrate on his club duties.

Wexford will look on tomorrow night's game as an opportunity to close the gap on Harps and Ollie Horgan knows the importance of avoiding defeat.

“It's a big game, there's no doubt about it,” he said.

“It's away from home and Wexford have a decent record against us there in recent seasons. We know too well the task that's ahead of us. “

Next Friday night, Harps are at home to Bohemians. That game will be the last of the first series of league games.