Finn Harps’ abysmal run of form now stands at two points from 21 available ahead of the visit of Wexford Youths to Finn Park on Friday (kick-off 8pm).
The Ballybofey side have now gone one full series within the eight-team Airtricity League First Division without a win.
The injury news is a little better for the team managed by Peter Hutton.
Michael Funston, who missed the last two matches with a hamstring, injury took a full part in training on Monday night.
Thomas McMonagle, absent for an identical timeline, has also returned to light training, after suffering foot bruising in the 2-2 draw with Cobh Ramblers three weeks ago.
New signing, American Pat McCann, is expected to have his registration cleared in time to join the squad.
Damien McNulty remains sidelined with a foot injury and Sean McCarron may be facing a race against the clock having picked up a dead leg in the 1-1 Ulster Senior League draw with Derry City last week.
Harps were hammered 4-0 at Mervue United last week and are now just two points ahead of second from bottom Cobh.
“We’re on a bad run,” said Harps assistant manager Sean McGowan yesterday.
“We thought that we might’ve turned the corner with the 0-0 draw against Longford the weekend before last but now we’re back to square one.”
Wexford were 2-1 losers in Ballybofey in May in the FAI Cup and have traditionally proven to be a tough nut to crack having drawn 0-0 at Finn Park in the league.
“They are a big, strong side and one that puts in incredible workrate,” McGowan said of Friday’s opponents.
“We’ve never got it easy against them and we want a response after last week against Mervue when too many players lacked the commitment that was required at this level.”