Galway United manager Shane Keegan reckons the three games over the next seven days could make their season, especially if they can build on their recent run of top form. However, on the flip side, should they fail to perform up to the required standards they’ll find themselves back in trouble.
“For different reasons, it’s been a good two weeks for us. At the end of the day, we are sitting second bottom in the league table, that’s the one bit we have to reflect on. There is no doubt that we have been playing very well of late, the lads know they’ve been doing well and that breeds confidence.”
“We won against Dundalk and drew against Drogheda United, Derry City and Cork City in our last four league games. That’s good going.”
“The context of how that reflects on us is really going to be dependent on the next seven days. We’ve got three games in the next seven days, two of which are at home against teams around us in the table.”
Keegan knows they’ll have to go out and try to win the game, “We’ve been in a position where we’ve been underdogs in the last few games, now with us being at home against teams around us in the table, the emphasis will be on us to be the ones creating and dictating the tempo of the game.”
On Finn Harps and their coach Ollie Horgan Keegan said, “Ollie Horgan is a guy who absolutely demands hard work from his players and he always gets it, that’s why Finn Harps are so hard to beat. What they probably have this year that they haven’t had in previous years is players like Paddy McCourt and Jonny Bonner. They’re two players with a fantastic passing range.”
“Anybody that thinks poor Finn Harps, they’re on a bad run, is buying into a completely wrong narrative. They’re a good side and they’re going to be as big a test for us as any of the games we’ve had recently.”
David Cawley (ankle) and Vinny Faherty (foot) are returning to full fitness, both players will be assessed ahead of the Finn Harps game.