Finn Harps entertain basement boys Cobh Ramblers tomorrow night at Finn Park – hoping they can make it three wins in a row for the first time this season.
Harps have started the third series of games in great fashion, winning at home against Waterford United before defeating Shamrock Rovers B team last week in Tallaght 1-0 despite ending the match with 9 men.
Ollie Horgan will be without Michael Funston who received a straight red card following an off the ball altercation.
Sean McCarron also saw red after picking up two yellow cards in quick succession on Sunday.
However, McCarron is likely to miss out the following week when Harps host Galway United at Finn Park.
Damien McNulty is expected to return to Harps starting line-up in place of Funston, while it’s expected if McCarron is ruled out that Paul McVeigh will partner Kevin McHugh in attack.
Harps have no other injury concerns heading into the clash and will be confident they can get another crucial three points.
A win would see Harps right back in the mix-up for promotion.
Tommy McMonagle may be added to the match-day squad if his international clearance has come through in time.
Marc Brolly who had been training with Harps and was expected to sign, has not been offered a contract by Horgan.
Ruairi Keating looks unlikely to return to Harps, after he featured as a substitute in John Coleman’s first match in charge of Sligo Rovers against Cork City last weekend.
The striker who has bagged six goals from Harps this season is in line to start in Sligo’s Europa League clash at The Showgrounds tonight.
In other news, Finn Harps have announced that midfielder Mark Forker has left the club.
The Ex-Heart of Midlothian midfielder made his first team debut against Kildare County in March 2009 and went on to make a total of 105 appearances scoring 4 goals.
Manager Ollie Horgan said, We accept Marks reasons for seeking pastures new and wish him the very best in his future career.
“He has always been a very popular lad with everyone at Finn Park and on behalf of everyone at the club I would like to thank Mark for his contribution to Finn Harps during his time here.”