With just five league games remaining this season, Finn Harps’ chances of finishing in the play-off spots are fast evaporating as they make the long trip south to Cobh Ramblers on Saturday evening (kick-off 7.45pm).
Nothing less than victory will do for Ollie Horgan’s side in order to keep alive their very slim chances of finishing in the top three.
Harps currently sit nine points behind third places Galway FC with just fifteen points left to play for this season.
Harps do have an FAI Cup quarter-final against Avondale Untied to look forward to the following weekend, but Horgan and his side will be looking no further than Cobh this weekend.
“Cobh is always a very difficult place to go,” said Horgan. “They should have taken all three points against Wexford down there last weekend so will be very difficult to get anything out of the game, especially with the likes of Rob Waters back and Andy O’Connell in defence.”
Harps may have to plan without captain Kevin McHugh for the trip to Cobh on Saturday. McHugh limped off during the first-half of last Friday night’s defeat to Shamrock Rovers at Finn Park. Packie Mailey is also a doubt as he attempts to shake off a knee injury when Darragh Black remains sidelined.