Finn Harps may have two home matches coming up in the space of three days but manager Ollie Horgan’s sole focus for now is on this Friday night’s League of Ireland Premier Division game against Waterford Utd in Ballybofey. Harps will be attempting to extend their recent unbeaten run to four games. While the momentum was broken with no game at the weekend, Horgan is hoping that his players can rise to the challenge of overcoming a Waterford outfit who drew with Sligo Rovers in a high scoring 3-3 at the RSC last Saturday night.
“It was encouraging to get those three results and we’re hoping now that the free weekend won’t affect that bit of momentum that we had built up. Still, we have to be realistic and look at the hard facts we still have only one win from 16 games. That statistic has to improve by some margin for us to be in with a chance of staying in the Premier Division. Like every other team, Waterford will come to Ballybofey fancying their chances of winning. They probably are not that happy with their run of results over the last month, apart from that really good 3-0 win over St. Pat’s at Richmond Park. The lads have put in a good shift at training since the UCD game so we’re hoping now that they can put in a high tempo performance that gives us a chance of taking the three points. Again I would urge our supporters who backed us when we were really down to get behind us in a very positive way. The younger players especially need encouragement at every stage of the game against Waterford. That’s what we need to have any chance of getting a result on Friday night.”