Preview: Bohemians vs Finn Harps

Finn Harps are back in action this weekend with a trip to Dalymount Park on Saturday night. It is the club’s first game in three weeks after COVID outbreaks around the league saw games against Shamrock Rovers and St. Patrick’s Athletic postponed in recent weeks. Kick-off is 7.30pm and the game is live on watchloi.ie

Prior to the impromptu break, Harps were unbeaten in five of their last six league games, including an impressive defensive showing at Dundalk. However the good form saw only one league win, coming against Waterford back in late August.

Harps come into the game one point ahead of bottom side Cork City, albeit with two games in hand. Fans will be hoping the club can break their Dalymount hoodoo to pick up a vital three points – Harps are without a win over Bohemians at Dalymount since 1999!

Ollie Horgan had this to say on the club’s break in play: “The fact that we were going halfway well, we’d have loved to play the following week. We could have done without the break at this stage. We have to play games in a narrower space of time and it’s certainly not to our advantage.”

“Bohs are going very well. They’re second in the table for a reason. We’re going away, to play a side in good form, and have been playing over the past couple of weeks. But we’re not making excuses, it’s the situation we’re in and we’ll go there looking to come away with something. We cannot be depending on results around us.”

In team news, Mark Coyle misses the game through suspension after picking up a yellow card against Cork a month ago. Mark Timlin remains out while Leo Donnellan, Barry McNamee and Sam Todd are doubts.

Suspended: Mark Coyle

Injured: Mark Timlin

Doubtful: Barry McNamee, Mark Russell, Sam Todd.

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