Rovers welcome back Maguire for final season game

Shamrock Rovers welcome back Darragh Maguire from suspension for their final game of the season against Finn Harps tonight, with Harps needing a victory at Finn Park if they are to have a chance of staying in the Premier Division.

Shamrock Rovers welcome back Darragh Maguire from suspension for their final game of the season against Finn Harps tonight, with Harps needing a victory at Finn Park if they are to have a chance of staying in the Premier Division.

Joseph Ndo (hamstring), Karl Coleman (dislocated finger) and Corie Treacy (ligament) join long-term injured Eric McGill (ligament) and Darren Stapleton (cartilage) on the sidelines.

"Joseph’s hamstring went in last week’s game against Derry City," said Hoops boss, Jim Crawford.

"Corie’s still suffering ligament damage from the Sligo game, while Karl dislocated a finger in training.

"On the positive side, Darragh Maguire is back after a serving a two-match suspension, Ger O’Brien’s recovered from a slight groin strain, while John Martin had a full week’s training."

Harps central-defender Stuart Malcolm sits the game out as he serves a one-game suspension.

However, Marc Mukendi returns after serving a one-match ban.

Davy Byrne (thigh), Aaron Labonte (knee) and Cornelius Gallagher all remain out for boss Paul Hegarty.

Hegarty said: "We know that we have to win and there will not be a huge interest in what's going on in the other game (UCD v Galway) until we manage to get our own house in order.

"We can't influence what is going on at Belfield so at Finn Park, a win is a must, but it'll be a real scrap on a wet pitch against Rovers."

Harps keeper James Gallagher retires at the end of the game due to a cartilage injury.

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