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Horgan realistic about Derry task

Finn Harps manager Ollie Horgan is damping down expectations that his side is now going to embark on a run of wins after overcoming Sligo Rovers in the EA Sports Cup on Monday night in Ballybofey. While the win was very welcome Horgan says this Friday night’s League of Ireland Premier Division game against Derry City at Finn Park (kick-off 7.45) will be a totally different test.  Horgan was speaking after the Finn Harps F.C. press conference on Wednesday afternoon in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny.

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“Derry are fourth in the Premier Division. You only have Shamrock Rovers, Dundalk and Bohemians above them so we’re going to have to lift our game big time to have a chance of getting even a point from the game. They are nine points above us in the table so our lads know what they are facing into and it’s going to be a savage battle to be up to speed with the way Derry play going forward. Listen we have to hope that the win on Monday night, even though it was the League Cup, gives us that bit of confidence but we just cannot get carried away with one positive result otherwise Derry will win at a canter. We have had injuries in recent weeks and we gave some other lads game time in the EA Sports Cup on Monday night. It was 120 minutes for seven of them. We’ll factor all those things in when making the team selection.”

Ollie Horgan at the press conference

by Declan Kerr.

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