Finn Harps manager Ollie Horgan believes his side need to keep their heads up as they face bitter rivals Derry City at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium.
The Donegal side have been finding it difficult to pick up points and are currently on the back of four losses in a row after losing to Dundalk earlier this week, but Horgan took some positives from Monday nights defeat.
Ollie Horgan told FinnHarps.ie “I thought we played quite well on Monday night, but if you don’t take your chances in this division you will struggle to put points on the board and that ended up being the case come full time. But full credit to the lads who kept at it until the end and probably deserved something from the game.
“It’s no surprise at all that Derry City are up near the top of the table. They brought in some serious quality ahead of this campaign and have reaped the rewards.”
Finn Harps can take some solace in the fact that Derry City are the only Premier Division side without a win in their previous five games.
The Candystripes are still second in the league however despite this dip in form and the Finn Harps manager believes they’ll be looking to bounce back tonight before the mid season break.
Horgan added: “They’ll be eager to head into the break on a high note and will be looking to put us to the sword tomorrow night.
We have to keep our heads up, keep battling and keep things tight at the back to give ourselves a chance in what will be a very very difficult game. They say in derby games form doesn’t necessarily come into the equation so hopefully that bit of luck that has maybe evaded us in recent weeks goes our way and we can get a result.”
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