“Need to tighten up defensively” says Harps boss Horgan

Finn Harps will travel to the City of the Tribes tomorrow night to take on a rejuvenated Galway United with doubts over Paddy McCourt, but manager Ollie Horgan is even more concerned about the frailties at the back.

Former Galway United defender Kilian Cantwell (pictured above) returns to face his old club for the first time.

“While they are bottom of the table with ourselves, Galway are going to be very difficult to beat with the form they are in at the moment.”

“They had a great win over Dundalk and probably should have beaten Cork last Friday night.”

“It’s going to be difficult without a doubt to get a result down there, but we’ll have to really tighten up defensively to get anything from the game.”

“In the last match between us at Finn Park back in March, Galway really gave us the run around in the second half. We were lucky to get a draw that night.”

“The likes of Ronan Murray and Kevin Devaney are really top standard players. I feel that Galway are in a completely false position with the squad of players that they have.” Horgan said.

In team news, the Harps boss confirmed that both Packie Mailey and Jonny Bonner have returned to training, but neither player is expected to start tomorrow night due to a lack of match fitness.

Meanwhile, Paddy McCourt, who has played with a hip problem over the past month may be pressed into action again, although Horgan says the ex-Celtic man will need a rest at some stage. Eddie Dsane and B.J. Banda remain on the long term absentee list.


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