Finn Harps play host to neighbours Derry City in the North West derby this evening at at 5.30pm.
Harps will be looking to get back to winning ways after conceding a late equaliser at home to Drogheda United on Monday night in the rescheduled opening game that was called off.
After last nights results in which Drogheda scored late on to draw with Bohemians, Ollie Horgan’s side are now three points off Drogheda and Shelbourne as they sit in 9th place on six points, occupying the relegation play-off spot.
The Candystripes on the other hand, enter the game boasting an unbeaten record this season and are clear at the top of the table, also having played on Monday, beating UCD in their rescheduled fixture.
Ollie Horgan told FinnHarps.ie “It’ll be a huge occasion. I think if you look at the last couple of seasons, we had bridged the gap that had been there before and were able to give every bit as good as we got.
“I think if we’re being honest, when you look at the quality Ruaidhri and his staff have brought in, that gap has probably widened once again and we’ll be up against it on Saturday night.
“We’ll do as we always have. We’ll prepare as best we can and go out there and take a cut off it and see where it takes us. The fans to their credit have been excellent so far this season and with them behind us tomorrow it might give us that bit of lift to level the playing field.”
In team news Regan Donelon, Rob Slevin and David Webster are doubts. Mark Anthony McGinley is available for selection once again having served a one match suspension on Monday night.