Soccer – Finn Harps v Wexford Youths

Peter Hutton will be in the Managers seat at Finn Park for the first time on Friday night as Harps seek their opening win of the season against Wexford Youths.  With a new face in the dugout, Harps fans will be hoping to see their side record their first victory of the season against a Wexford side which has had an equally as poor a start as their hosts this weekend. The return of Felix Healy to the club as Director of Football will bring back memories of the First Division title season of 2004 for the Harps faithful.  Then, like now, Healy arrived at the club after the season had started and saw his Harps team end the season as First Division champions with a record haul of points. However, the task at hand at the moment is probably more difficult for the club than it was seven years ago. Harps have failed to win any of their opening eight league games, and have just three points picked up in a trio of home draws against Limerick, Monaghan and Salthill Devon.  Last weekend they were unlucky to lose 1-0 at Tolka Park to a Shelbourne team that many have tipped to gain promotion this season.  Harps striker, Kevin McHugh, was in temporary charge for the trip to Dublin.