Wexford Youths may be second from bottom of the League of Ireland First Division but they won’t make easy opponents for Finn Harps tomorrow night in Ballybofey (kick-off 8.00). That’s according to Harps manager Ollie Horgan who saw them secure a very creditable draw against second from top Drogheda Utd last Friday night at Ferrycarrig Park.
“Wexford got a draw against a top team like Drogheda even though they played most of the second half with just ten men. We struggled to beat them up here earlier in the season 1-0 and it was a draw when we played them at Ferrycarrig Park. They have signed Dean Walsh on loan from Waterford and he will be a good addition to their squad. Over the years we don’t have a great record against Wexford but hopefully that is changing so we can get a result against them on Friday night” Horgan.
It’s another big match for Harps who will be hoping to extend their unbeaten run to six games. A victory would put them in a great position with just four games to go then after the Wexford fixture. Horgan’s men currently sit third just behind Drogheda on goal difference with Shels fourth and two points behind. Galway and Longford are fifth and sixth respectively. They are both six points behind Harps. UCD remain clear leaders – seven points ahead of both Drogheda and Harps.
Paddy McCourt, John O’Flynn and Adam Duffy remain out while Nathan Boyle who missed the Cobh game due to injury is a doubt for tomorrow night. Mark Coyle returns to the squad after suspension but the Burt man is still troubled by a knee injury. Keith Cowan is suspended. New on-loan signing from Derry City, Niall Logue comes straight in to the squad.
Injured: Paddy McCourt, Adam Duffy, John O’Flynn
Doubtful: Mark Coyle, Nathan Boyle
Suspended: Keith Cowan