Players are positive for Pat’s game: Horgan

Finn Harps manager Ollie Horgan says that despite the poor start to the season his players remain positive ahead of tomorrow evening’s League of Ireland Premier Division clash with St. Patrick’s Athletic in Ballybofey (kick-off 5.00).

“The lads put in a big shift in Dundalk but came up short. We were good enough in the first half and had a few chances but when Daniel Kelly scored for them just before half-time that really was really a big setback and when he got the second there wasn’t going to be happy ending for us. Look, we move on and the preparations are now geared towards tomorrow evening and despite everything our players are positive.

‘They will go out tomorrow night looking to get those three points that would give us all a big lift. But, it’s going to take our very best form to get a result because Pat’s have some fantastic players. With the quality that is in their squad I’m sure they are a little disappointed that they aren’t further up the table. Chris Forrester and Mikey Drennan who got the goals against Sligo Rovers on Friday night will take some watching so we’ll have to be better defensively than we have so far this season” Horgan said.

Horgan still has Harry Ascroft, Mark Timlin and Gareth Harkin on the injury list and that trio are now joined by goalkeeper Ciaran Gallagher who sustained a shoulder injury during the game at Oriel Park on Friday night. Jacob Borg who missed the Dundalk due to an ankle problem is doubtful as is Sean Boyd who is still troubled by a hamstring strain. Colm Deasy is suspended.

Injured: Harry Ascroft, Mark Timlin, Gareth Harkin, Ciaran Gallagher
Doubtful: Sean Boyd, Jacob Borg
Suspended: Colm Deasy