FINN HARPS ARE attempting to ‘patch up’ Ciaran Coll and Tony McNamee ahead of Friday night’s Premier Division clash with Wexford Youths at Finn Park.
Left-back Coll and play-maker McNamee were looking at lengthy periods out of action, but Harps manager Ollie Horgan is keeping his fingers crossed that the duo might line out against Wexford.
Coll damanged a shoulder after becoming involved in an altercation while on a night out in Letterkenny in late June.
The St Johnston man’s absence has left a big void at left-back with Horgan hopeful that the medics can work some magic on his captain.[adrotate group=”50″]
McNamee sustained a medial knee ligament injury in the week leading up to Harps’ last game, the 1-0 defeat to Bray Wanderers ten days ago at the Carlisle Grounds.
However, the Ramelton man has been doing extensive rehab work on the injury in the hope of being available to face Wexford.
Last season, Wexford won the First Division title and are the other newly-promoted side in the top flight.
They currently occupy the relegation play-off spot with Harps having an 11-point advantage.[adrotate group=”43″]
The importance of the fixture perhaps explains the sense of urgency surrounding the players’ fitness.
“The boys are doubtful and while they should be out, we’re trying to patch them up in some way to play,” Horgan said.
Gareth Harkin is a definite absentee for Harps, while hamstring and hip ailments for Josh Mailey and Damien McNulty are not expected to be sufficient enough to keep them from being involved.[adrotate group=”38″]
Horgan has confirmed the departures of Liam Flatley and Ryan McConnell to Ballinamallard United.
In the case of McConnell, the move is on loan while Flatley has made a permanent switch to the Irish League club, who have also recently signed St Johnston native Shane McGinty.
Horgan has noted that there will be no new additions to his squad despite having ran the rule over a couple of trialists during a friendly with Institute on Thursday night.[adrotate group=”46″] Tags: