By Robert O’Reilly
Drogheda United will travel north tomorrow night as they face Finn Harps in their final away game of the season, kick-off 8pm at Finn Park.
The Drogs suffered their 21st defeat of the season last week as they lost 1-0 away to Limerick at the Markets Field.
A Rodrigo Tosi penalty was enough for the hosts to secure all three points with Drogheda United manager Pete Mahon acknowledging that it was a fair result.
“It was an ok performance from us, nothing more than that.” Mahon explained Wednesday evening. “The players gave it 100% and we frustrated Limerick but we couldn’t produce much going forward.
“There were a few mistakes in the lead up to the penalty and obviously Limerick took full advantage. I know they were desperate for the three points but so were we.”
Friday’s clash will be the meeting of the league’s bottom two sides with Harps sitting directly above Drogheda in the table though their Premier Division status is in considerable doubt.
Failure to win will see Harps relegated regardless of other results and Mahon is hoping his side can end their long winless run at the ground where they last tasted victory back in April.
“It’s been far too long without a win, there’s no way to dress it up as anything else.
“I really don’t want that hanging over our heads going into next season so it’s really important that we get one over the line in the next two games.
“Harps are still hanging on but I’m hoping we can finally get that win on the board.”
In team news, Drogheda will welcome back Dave Mulcahy, Stephen Dunne, Jake Hyland and Thomas Byrne from injury.
Colm Deasy misses out through suspension while Richie Purdy and Ryan Masterson are injured.