DAVE SCULLY WILL be suspended when Finn Harps make the trip to bottom club Longford Town on Friday night.
The Dubliner has been handed a ban by the FAI’s Disciplinary Controls Unit (DCU) having reached the quota of eight yellow cards.
Friday’s is a huge game for Ollie Horgan’s team as it gives them a chance to put real daylight between themselves and Longford.
Harps go to the City Calling Stadium with an opportunity to widen the gap to 12 points, were they to claim a win.[adrotate group=”43″]
Longford haven’t won since the opening night of the season when they overcame Wexford Youths 2-0.
Harps headed into the mid-season break following a 3-0 win over Sligo Rovers in Ballybofey three weeks ago, while Longford drew 0-0 with Bray.
“We have struggled to get results in Longford in recent years and this will be equally as difficult,” Horgan warned.[adrotate group=”53″]
“It’s the sort of game they’ll be targeting to kick start their league campaign.”
Friday’s game will be the first for Paul Hegarty back in the Harps dugout after the Ballindrait man was confirmed last week as Horgan’s new assistant manager, following the departure of Gavin Dykes.
Longford will be without James Mulhall and Tristan Noack-Hofmann, who are suspended because of recent red cards.
Harps are also set to be without Adam Hanlon, who is injured, while Damien McNulty and Sean Houston are doubts.[adrotate group=”38″] Tags: