Harps face UCD

Finn Harps v UCD

Finn Harps v UCD

Finn Harps take on UCD at Finn Park tonight with both sides coming into this game with identical league records, kick-off 8.00pm.

Both sides have a win and a loss from their opening games with Derry City beating both sides over the past two weeks.

Harps boss Paul Hegarty has a number of suspension and injury worries ahead of the visit of the Students.

Shaun Holmes sits the game out as he is banned after accumulating eight penalty points last season.

Gary Beckett (ligament) and Jonathan Minnock (Achilles) are still both on the treatment table although Beckett could feature in this game.

Cornelius Gallagher and Marc Mukendi both returned to training this week, but the UCD game may have come a week too early for them.

Although beaten last weekend, Hegarty remains optimistic for the season ahead.

He said: "We were beaten 2-1 by Derry City in the Brandywell and that was very disappointing because the two goals we gave away were avoidable.

"But I thought we had some very good performances and if we play like that for the rest of the season we'll be okay."

Last week's opening scorer Timmy Purcell is a doubt for UCD as he picked up a shoulder injury in the victory over Bray.

College boss Pete Mahon has added John Reilly to the squad.

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