Tony Cousins faces his bogey side Finn Harps at City Calling Stadium on Saturday night next in a game that the Town must win if they are to finish up in the play off positions at the end of the season. Both the Town and Harps had poor results over the weekend, the Town losing one nil at the RSC and Harps losing to Cobh at St Coleman’s Park in the third meeting between the clubs in the last few weeks. Hot on the heels of the Keith Gillespie injury Mike Lee and Ethan Nkololo will miss the rest of the season while Willo McDonagh is also out and team captain Mark Salmon is a terrible loss to the team especially now when the pressure is on. To add to the list Des Hope had to retire at the RSC and hopefully he will be able to play on Saturday night. Davey O’Sullivan picked up an injury in the Cup game with Drogheda and our leading scorer struggled against Waterford due to that injury. There are also injury concerns about Willie Tyrell and let’s hope he is ok for Saturday’s game. The Waterford game is gone and now we must prepare for the Harps game. Harps are top of the bottom half of the table and they have a Cup Quarter final against Drogheda Utd to concentrate on.
Knowing Peter Hutton he will be looking for a good result here in preparation for the big Cup game at Finn Park but there is no doubt he will have one eye on the Cup. We played Harps three times this season and they won two and the other game was drawn. There is no doubt that Kevin McHugh is the big danger man and if we can keep him out of the game we should take three points from them for the first time in many years. Saturday’s game is the third last at home for this season and we ask our supporters to get behind the team for the final games of the season.