McHugh back for Harps but four out suspended

The two teams with the best defences in the First Division go head to head at Finn Park on Saturday night as Finn Harps host Athlone Town (kick-off 7.45pm).

Both sides have conceded just twelve goals each in the league this season, less than any other team in the Division.  However, both go into the game on the back of differing results in the FAI Cup last weekend.

While Harps were 2-1 victors over Wexford Youths at Finn Park, Athlone went down 3-2  to Bluebell Utd in the replay after extra-time on Tuesday night.

Harps welcome club captain Kevin McHugh back from suspension for the game although there are doubts hanging over the fitness of Johnny Bonner and Michael Doherty.

There’s no James Doherty, Shaun McGowan, Paul McVeigh and Mark Forker. All four have all been suspended for two weeks for participating in a football tournament over the Bank Holiday weekend against the clubs wishes.