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Sunday 19 May 2019

Saints steeled for Harps test

Chris Forrester. Pic: Sportsfile
Chris Forrester. Pic: Sportsfile

Harry Kenny has told his St Patrick's Athletic side not to let their standards drop when they travel to face bottom side Finn Harps today.

The Saints picked up only their second win in nine games when they beat Sligo Rovers on Friday, a victory which moved them back into the top half of the table.

Today in Ballybofey they face a Harps side which is enduring a nine-game losing streak and Kenny wants to see more of the same from his side.

"I was really pleased with Friday's result against Sligo," Kenny said.

"We played well in the first half, and Chris Forrester (right) got a great goal. We did enough to see it out in the end, so that win will hopefully set us up nicely going into today's game.

"We know that Harps can be really tough opponents having drawn with us in Inchicore last time out. However we hopefully are going into the game with a bit of confidence and if we can show the same level we produced on Friday, we have a chance of coming away with a result."

Meanwhile, Cork City boss John Caulfield admits his outfit are facing a challenge as a five-game winless run has seen then drop close to the relegation zone, the pressure on at Cork following Friday's loss in Waterford.

"At the moment, we haven't been taking results, so we have to look at ourselves, it is a home game for us so we need to put the pressure on Sligo, see can we play to our best and win the match," Caulfield said as Sligo head for Turner's Cross.

"We know it will be a huge challenge, but we hope today will be the day that we turn it around."

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