A failure to take the limited chances that present themselves at the highest level is hampering the opportunities to get that elusive win that would give Finn Harps a major boost in their battle to try and close gap on the sides above them in the League of Ireland Premier Division. That was the view of Harps manager Ollie Horgan as he looks forward to the Northwest derby tomorrow night against Sligo Rovers at the Showgrounds (kick-off 7.45).
“It’s not for the lack of trying to get more goals and chances have come our way but we just haven’t been finishing. We had a few opportunities in the Pat’s game on Monday night but again we failed to find the net. That was disappointing but obviously the confidence levels are not high at the moment because of the poor run of results, but all we can do is go out tomorrow night and be mentally strong and believe that we can change the course of season at the Showgrounds. We also have to improve defensively and reduce the amount of errors we are making when the opposition are in possession” Horgan said.
Sligo drew with Cork City at Turners Cross on Bank Holiday Monday, so Horgan is expecting Liam Buckley’s side to go into tomorrow night’s game in a good frame of mind. “Sligo are ten points ahead of us in the table. Since we lost to them in Finn Park back in March, they have beaten Dundalk and drew with Cork on Friday night. So we’re under no illusions about the the scale of the challenge the lads face tomorrow night. But, as I’ve said before that’s why we want to be in Premier Division preparing for games like this. We’re not in a good place going to Sligo but we are determined to try and change that and need to do so quickly so as we are not cut further adrift at the bottom of the table.”
Harry Ascroft, Mark Timlin, Gareth Harkin and Ciaran Gallagher remain injured while Colm Deasy is suspended.
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Injured: Harry Ascroft, Mark Timlin, Gareth Harkin, Ciaran Gallagher
Suspended: Colm Deasy