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Shamrock Rovers really have improved: Horgan

Finn Harps manager Ollie Horgan says without doubt Shamrock Rovers are the most improved side in the League of Ireland Premier Division this season. Horgan was speaking after a Club media event in the Radisson Hotel on Tuesday night where he was joined by first team squad member Tony McNamee.

Finn Harps v Shamrock Rovers game is being jointly sponsored by the Liverpool FC Supporters Club Donegal and the Manchester City FC Supporters Club Donegal in support of We Care Food Bank

League leaders Shamrock Rovers are the visitors to Ballybofey this Friday night (kick-off 8.00) to play Harps. Harps have just two points from seven games played and hopes of getting a first win of the season against the in-form Hoops is going to hugely difficult, a very realistic Horgan said. Harps are bottom of the table and 14 points behind the leaders.

The disappointing defeat to UCD last Friday night in Belfield saw Harps go below the Students. Horgan acknowledges that the task for his players this Friday night in Ballybofey is to get the fight and spirit back which has been hallmark of his teams since he first took charge in 2014. Shamrock Rovers could have opted to get the game postponed because they have three players Jack Byrne, Trevor Clarke and Brandon Kavanagh who are on international duty this week and won’t be available for Friday night’s game. Byrne is with Mick McCarthy’s seniors while both Clarke and Kavanagh have joined up with Stephen Kenny’s U21 squad.

Match night arrangements are HERE

Details of the We Care Food Bank collection are HERE