When these two sides met at Tallaght earlier in the season, Harps ran out 3-0 winners. However, Rovers got revenge when they beat Harps 1-0 at Finn Park at the beginning of May.
“Although we did well in Tallaght at start of season, we were beaten at home in the reverse fixture so we know how well they have improved,” said Harps boss Ollie Horgan as he looked forward to Sunday’s trip to Dublin.
“Also the uncertainty of teams that turn out this weekend (now that the transfer window open) will leave a question of new players playing against us. Shamrock Rovers play very decent football and keep possession excellently, we will be in for a long afternoon but looking forward to it. Also a few of their first team squad might play which will add to their already talented squad.”
Horgan is well aware of the threat that Rovers pose on Sunday and knows that his side need to take something back with them if they are to stay in the hunt for a play-off spot.
“Every game is important to us and we will prepare for Tallaght as well as every other game but it will be very difficult up there,” he said. “Of course we would like to get something out of Sunday but that is easier said than done.”
Last weekend, Harps got the second half of the season off to the perfect start with a 1-0 victory over Waterford United.
“We played very well against Waterford and probably deserved our victory overall although it was never comfortable. We kept possession better and created the better chances although Waterford were very strong on the break,” said Horgan.
Damien McNulty returns from suspension and apart from Sean McCarron, Horgan should have a full squad to pick from.Tags: