Ollie Horgan could unleash a new, attacking Finn Harps in Limerick


 March 17, 2017
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Finn Harps manager Ollie Horgan might get a proper look at his new attacking forces in Limerick tomorrow afternoon (2pm).

By Chris McNulty, Donegal Sport Hub

Harps travel to face a Limerick side that has lost its last two games and Horgan is aiming to build on Monday’s fine win away at St Patrick’s Athletic.

Harps have added significant offensive artillery this season and already there have been flashes of a new-found attacking side.

Caolan McAleer has been in good form of late while the captures of Danny Morrissey and Ciaran O’Connor – the on-loan Dundalk striker has three goals already – have been good pieces of business that give Harps a new look.

And of course there’s Paddy McCourt, who could return to the starting XI at the Markets Field.

“We have Limerick on Saturday and it’s on the biggest pitch in the country,” Horgan said.

“They are a serious side. We’ll have to try and recover and get it patched up some way for Saturday.”

After Monday’s win against St Patrick’s Athletic, when Sean Houston and O’Connor secured a 2-1 win, Horgan used phrases like ‘out on their feet’ and ‘ran out of legs’ to describe his side.

Horgan has doubts surrounding the availability of Damien McNulty and Barry Molloy, although hopes are high that the duo will be able to play some part.

Horgan said: “We have got four points from the last two games but this is a quick turnaround for us after being in Dublin on Monday night to play Pat’s.

“It’s a long journey to Limerick so we’re just hoping that the players recover enough to get a big performance that will be needed if we are going to get anything from the Markets Field.

“Martin Russell would have seen this game against us a definite chance of three points so the stakes are very high for them after losing to Bohs on Monday night.”

Limerick, who cantered to the First Division title in 2016 having been relegated by Harps in a play-off in 2015, have lost 1-0 to Bohs and Dundalk in their last two outings.

The season had started with real purpose for Limerick with Brazilian newboy Rodrigo Tosi bagging a hat-trick in a 5-1 win over Sligo.

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