Finn Harps manager Ollie Horgan has warned that his side can expect to be under pressure in this evening’s north-west derby with Derry City.
The first derby meeting of the teams this season comes with Harps still in search of a first League win of the season. On Monday night, Harps overcame Sligo Rovers in the EA Sports Cup to give them a lift heading into the fixture.
However, Declan Devine’s Derry will present a rather more stern examination, the Harps boss feels.
“They have the bit between their teeth,” Horgan told Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub this week.
“They’re looking at a European spot. We took a hammering in pre-season and it will be hugely difficult. They have conceded very little goals. We know they’ll have the majority of possession and we’ll be under pressure.”
Harps can expect their biggest crowd of the season so far and Horgan hopes that the derby fireworks can spark his men to a first three points of the year.
He said: “You’re hoping that the rivalry will even it out a bit.
“We should have gained a bit of confidence from Monday night. If you’re not up for Derry, you’re not going to be up for any game.”
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