Despite the dreaded relegation news being confirmed without kicking a ball, Finn Harps manager Ollie Horgan says his players will still be going all out to secure the three points against against Drogheda United tonight in Ballybofey (8pm).
The match was called off on Friday evening due to an unplayable Finn Park pitch and it’s rescheduling meant that Harps fell to relegation without playing at the weekend. Their fate was sealed with Sligo Rovers’ 3-0 win over Derry City on Saturday night.
The Harps boss says while everyone at the club is very disappointed with the way that relegation came about, there is still a determination to see out the season on a positive note.
“We were back in training on Sunday and naturally we’re all disappointed that our fate was sealed with the Sligo Rovers win,” Horgan said.
“It’s been a hard weekend with our own game against Drogheda having to be called off due to Finn Park being unplayable.
“And all the other results went against us so we’re relegated. But, we have to get on with it and there is two games left so we’ll prepare as best we can as we always do and our aim is get as many points as possible from the matches against Drogheda and then Bohemians at Dalymount on Friday night.”
The Harps boss expects the Co. Louth outfit to provide a stern test despite also being relegated from the top flight.
He said: “They have a lot of good players so we’ll need to produce a big performance to get the win. We have injuries and a suspension that weakens our squad.”
Ethan Boyle won’t play in any of the last two games because of a hamstring injury. Paddy McCourt has a calf problem, Sean Houston picked up knock in the Derry game and Packie Mailey is struggling again with his hamstring.
All are said to be ‘very doubtful’ and Eddie Dsane will miss the Drogheda game because of a suspension.Tags: