Finn Harps manager Ollie Horgan has some injury concerns as he prepares for tomorrow night’s clash with Waterford United at the RSC.
With Gareth Harkin and Mark Timlin on the long-term absentee list, Harry Ascroft and Sean Boyd have been ruled out.
Ascroft has a groin strain while Boyd – on loan from Shamrock Rovers – is complaining of a hamstring ailment.
Nathan Boyle is also a doubt due to a bout of sickness.
“Every game we go into, we are underdogs,” Horgan said.
“Every team we play against fancy their chances of taking the three points. That’s the level of the challenge that our lads face every week.
“We gave it a good go against a very good Shamrock Rovers side on Friday night. They were slick in a lot of their play but we worked very hard to combat their attacking threat.
“We didn’t create a lot in terms of chances and that’s been a problem for us in most games.
“When you get an opportunity you have to take them at this level. We had that one when we had three players against two defenders but there was a delayed pass and the chance was gone.”
Harps have yet to taste a victory this season and are five points behind tomorrow’s opponents.
Waterford overcame St Patrick’s Athletic 2-0 a fortnight ago and Horgan said: “The lad Aaron Drinan got two goals in that win over St. Pat’s who are a side that really should challenging the top of the table this season with the panel that Harry Kenny has assembled.
“Waterford put it up to them and got a great result. Alan Reynolds has brought in more players so we’re going to have our work cut out to get anything from this game.
You can see the strength and depth Waterford have when the likes of Shane Duggan, Georgie Poynton and Izzy Akinade were subs and only came on in the second half against Pat’s.”Tags: