Galway United manager Alan Murphy has promoted three academy players to his first team squad ahead of tomorrow night’s game against Finn Harps in Ballybofey.
Murphy has given first team contracts to Colin Kelly, Donal Higgins and Dara Costelloe – who could go straight into the panel for the trip to Finn Park.
Galway are effectively out of the play-off picture and it’s a case of looking to the future for Murphy, who was installed following the departure of Shane Keegan from the hottest.
“It’s important going forward for this club that there is a pathway from underage football to the first team,” said Murphy.
“Finn Harps is a different challenge for us. We need to give some guys a chance to impress, there will be a few new faces involved in the squad.”
Galway will be without Gary Shanahan and Maurice Nugent, as well as Dara Mulgannon.
There are doubts over Evan Murphy and Ronan Manning.
Murphy said: “I don’t think there should be any real pressure on ourselves.
“Harps could win the league yet, they still have UCD to play and UCD have to play Longford and Drogheda also. Therefore they will be really going for it against us.
“They’re a strong and combative side and Ollie will have them well up for the game.
“If we don’t start correctly and the guys aren’t committed to working hard and to our game-plan, it could be a difficult night for us.”Tags: