Pat’s present new challenge for Harps

After being fortunate to secure their first point of the new League of Ireland Premier Division campaign against Galway United on Friday night, Finn Harps are on the road to Dublin to take on St. Patrick’s Athletic tomorrow night.

Manager Ollie Horgan is looking  for a positive result that will hopefully build a bit of momentum after losing to Cork City and Bray Wanderers in the first two matches of the season.

Horgan says an overall improved team performance will be required from his side to get anything out of the trip to Inchicore.

“We got a draw against Galway but we will have to play a lot better in order to get a result against Pat’s. Like ourselves they only got their first point on Friday night so Liam Buckley will have his players up to get a win against us” Horgan said.

Harps are also away on Saturday to play Limerick F.C. so it’s going to be a hugely challenging week for the part-time outfit but Horgan is making no excuses on that front.

“We now have two away games in the space of five days. That is Premier Division football and it’s good to be there so will get on with it starting tomorrow night against Pat’s” Horgan said.

In team news Paddy McCourt is a big doubt after coming off with coming off with a knee injury during Friday night’s game against Galway.

And following training this morning Horgan also has concerns over Barry Molloy and Danny Morrissey.

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Doubtful: Paddy McCourt, Barry Molloy, Danny Morrissey
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