FINN HARPS legend Kevin McHugh has backed Ollie Horgan’s side to overcome Drogheda United and retain their Premier Division spot.
Harps are in a play-off as the Premier Division team for the first time and the club has mixed fortunes in these games over the years.
“We’re in good shape,” McHugh, who is now the head of the Harps Academy, told Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub, ahead of Monday’s first leg at United Park.
“Drogheda blew Cabinteely out of the water and it’ll be a tight game. I fancy Harps at home if they can keep the score down on Monday.
“It wouldn’t be a big disaster to go down, but it’s great to have Shamrock Rovers, Dundalk, these teams coming and there’s a bigger buzz about the place. The way Harps are set up, they can beat Drogheda over two legs.”
McHugh is manager of the Harps Under-13s who yesterday defeated Shelbourne 3-1 in the National Shield final at Ballyare. Shaun Patton scored twice and McHugh said: “That’s Shaun’s 22nd League goal and I’d say he’s the top scorer in the National League. It’s really good for him and his family. He works hard and he’s getting his rewards. He got two great goals.”
McHugh also touched on the importance of the Ulster Senior League to Harps and gave his thoughts on an All-Ireland League.
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