Finn Harps face an uphill battle as they welcome an in-form Waterford FC to Finn Park on Friday night (kick-off 8pm).
Nobody needs to be reminded of the drubbing Dave Rogers’ side received in the reverse fixture earlier in the the season.
The Donegal side are struggling to find the target and their latest defeat came to Bray Wanderers last Friday night at The Showgrounds when they were beaten 2-0.
Rogers know that missed chances will cost his team places in the league.
But he also stresses that some wins can propel them up the rankings and that will hopefully start against Keith Long’s side this Friday.
He said “A couple of weeks ago we were only three points away from third place in the league and now we sit second bottom, it is an unforgiving and uncompromising division, but it goes to show that if we can put a couple of results together again we can jump right up the table and back into playoff contention.
“One of the most exciting things in this league is that each and every team are capable of beating each other so the responsibility lies with me and my staff to continue to drive and encourage the players to accept each and every challenge we may face head on and to put things right on the training ground and go into every game on the front foot and giving ourselves the best chance of getting a positive result.
“Waterford have been in excellent form since Keith took over and they present a very difficult challenge but it’s a battle we are looking forward to with our Finn Harps faithful behind us.”
In team news, Harps are without Daniel Okwute, Ellis Farrar and Ryan Rainey.