Finn Harps manager Ollie Horgan has again insisted that his team are right in the middle of a relegation battle.
He watched his team slip up at home to Wexford Youths on Friday night, a result which leaves Wexford eight points behind Horgan’s side.
Bray Wanderers picked up another point in a 1-1 draw with Shamrock Rovers to close the gap on Harps to six points while bottom of the table Longford Town drew with Galway on Saturday.
“Look we’re in the mix as regards a relegation battle,” Horgan said.
“I’ve said it from day one and I’m saying it again. Some people obviously knew better and maybe one or two of the players knew better, I don’t know.
“With what we have, we will be hopefully in it to the very end. At the start of the year I said if it’s a play-off, and we get to that, we’ll be delighted. We were delighted to get there last year. But we are right in the mix as regards trying to stay in this division.”
Meanwhile Harps defender Damien McNulty is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering what appeared to be a medial ligament injury in the early stages of Friday night’s game.
“It looks like it will be a long term injury,” Horgan said.
“It’s probably disappointing that he won’t be there for the next number of weeks.
But so be it, we’re not the only team with players out injured. But he will be a loss.”