FINN HARPS WILL be without teak tough defender Damien McNulty for the final two games of the season.
McNulty has accumulated 12 bookings and has, as a result, been hit with a two-match ban by the Football Association of Ireland’s Disciplinary Controls Unit.
McNulty had only recently returned to the team, having been out injured for two months.
The defender’s season will now be over, unless Harps have to negotiate a promotion-relegation play-off.
Harps face a massive game against Wexford Youths tomorrow evening at Ferrycarrig Park. The maths are simple for Harps – a win and they would secure their Premier Division status for 2017.
Wexford, the current occupiers of the play-off spot, are six points behind Harps and have a game more to play.
Shane Keegan’s Youths have games against Sligo and Cork next week with Harps hosting Bohemians at Finn Park on Friday-week.
Harps manager Ollie Horgan is down to the bare bones.
McNulty’s suspension arrives on top of a serious injury to Keith Cowan, who was carried off during the game against St Patrick’s Athletic on Tuesday-week last, while Josh Mailey is said to be unavailable for the trip to Wexford.
Harps are also without Ruairi Keating through injury while Horgan says he has concerns over the availability of Sean Houston, Barry Molloy, Adam Hanlon and Michael Funston.[adrotate group=”85″]
“It’s a massive match for us against Wexford who we have struggled against down the years,” Horgan said.
“They have always finished ahead of us in the league table. It’s going to be very difficult but we must get a result at Ferrycarrig Park.”
The attendance at Ferrycarrig Park is set to be boosted by a significant volume of away supporters with upwards on a couple of hundred Harps fans expected to be in attendance.[adrotate group=”83″] Tags: