OLLIE Hogan has called on his players to keep Finn Harps’ promotion hopes alive until the final home game of the season.
By the time Wexford Youths visit Finn Park on October 17, Horgan wants Harps to be in contention.
As they head into the last half-a-dozen games of the campaign – starting with Friday’s trip to Stradbrook, where they take on Cabinteely – Harps have a six-point lead over fourth-placed Shelbourne.
“The last thing we want to do is to fall away with six games remaining,” Horgan told Donegal Sport Hub this week.
“If we have something to play for against Wexford on the final night it would be great.
“There’ll be a lot of ups and downs in the meanwhile so we’ll see how it goes.
“On any given night, any team can beat any of the others and we’re aware of that.
“Cabinteely have strengthened and we will have to be at ourselves to get anything out of it.”
A fortnight ago, Kevin McHugh’s penalty gave Harps a 1-0 win over Shelbourne, but Harps have not scored a goal from open play since Wilfried Tagbo’s injury time strike in the 2-0 win over Cobh last month.
Horgan said: “We have created chances that we didn’t take. We are trying to rectify it and it’s not for the want of trying.”
Harps are without the suspended Matthew Crossan, but Josh Mailey returns from suspension with Horgan having injury worries over Thomas McMonagle and Keith Cowan.
John McKeown – who denied Harps a win with a late equaliser on their last visit to Stradbrook – is suspended for the Dublin side, as is Sodiq Oguntola.
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