FINN HARPS ARE STILL hopeful of adding former Derry City midfielder Barry Molloy to their squad.
The 32-year-old trained with Harps on Thursday night and will take part in this evening’s training session at the Aura Leisure Centre.
Harps manager Ollie Horgan is keen to land the services of the Derryman, who has yet to put pen to paper at Finn Park.
However, with Molloy returning to train this evening it is now a matter of when not if the player will commit to coming out of a retirement he announced just last month.
“Is he going to sign? I would be hopeful,” Horgan said.
“It is positive that he has come in to train with us. Barry Molloy is a high end Premier Division player.”
A native of Bishop Street in Derry city, Molloy signed for his hometown club in 2005 after a spell at Drogheda United.
Molloy won five League Cups and two FAI Cups at Brandywell and was most recently at Crusaders.
There had been rumours in December that Kenny Shiels, the Derry City manager, was set to sign Molloy back for the Candystripes, but a deal never materialised.
Now, the former Derry captain could be set to face his old club in Friday night’s North-West derby at Finn Park.
Harps are without Gareth Harkin, Michael Funston and Kevin McHugh through suspension.
Ciaran Coll has shaken off a hamstring and the St Johnston man will captain Harps into their first Premier Division game since 2008.
Josh Mailey will be out injured for around six, while Horgan is keeping his fingers crossed over knocks to Packie Mailey and Damien McNulty.