RUAIRI KEATING will miss Finn Harps’ crucial relegation battle with Longford Town tomorrow night.
The Mayo man suffered what has been described as ‘mild concussion’ during Monday’s game against Dundalk at Oriel Park and will sit out tomorrow’s match at Finn Park as a result.
Keating clashed heads during the first half of Monday’s game, but was examined by a doctor at half-time and given the all clear to resume playing.
However, with no-one in his immediate vicinity earlier in the second half, the striker went to ground and subsequently was stretchered off.[adrotate group=”38″]
“He won’t be involved against Longford, but we may have him for Cork on Monday night, we’ll just have to wait and see,” Harps manager Ollie Horgan told Donegal Sport Hub.
Damien McNulty, who has not played since injuring an ankle in the 1-0 defeat by Wexford in July, remains sidelined having not yet resumed training, while Sean Houston is a big doubt as Harps look for a first win in seven.
Harps have not scored in their last six games, their last goal Houston’s in the 1-0 win over Galway over two months ago on July 8.[adrotate group=”50″]
Barry Molloy and Adam Hanlon will return to the fold having been unavailable on Monday.
Harps go into the game 13 points clear of bottom side Longford, but Horgan is wary of the Midlanders, now under the charge of Alan Matthews again following the departure of Tony Cousins.