Finn Harps could be without Paddy McCourt and Ethan Boyle for the rest of the season.
The players both limped out of this evening’s 2-0 defeat to Dundalk at Finn Park and Harps manager Ollie Horgan admits that the prognosis isn’t good.
Picture: Paddy McCourt in action for Finn Harps against Dundalk. Picture by Joe Boland, North West News Pix
“They are two massive players for us,” Horgan sighed.
“We took a chance on a couple of lads. We made a calculated decision and we probably calculated wrong.
“Unfortunately, Paddy and Ethan both pulled up. That’s the biggest disappointment, that we have probably lost two players, possibly for the season.”
Both men had been doubts in the run-up to the game.
McCourt has been troubled by a hip injury for some time now, but played through the pain barrier.
However, the ex-Celtic star was forced out of action ten minutes into the second half.
Horgan said: “Paddy was struggling all week. To be fair, we took a chance on him. It’s unlikely that he’ll play a part next Friday, but stranger things have happened.”
Harps take on north west rivals Derry City at Maginn Park on Friday night and Boyle is certain to miss out after he hobbled off in the 80th minute with what appeared to be a hamstring injury.
Horgan said: “He is out. I imagine that is the end of Ethan’s season.”