Donegal side Finn Harps will have to do without last season’s club player of the year; centre-half Keith Cowan, who suffered a hairline fracture in his ankle during Friday’s night 2-1 defeat to Limerick in the Airtricity League First Division.
The centre-half was forced off on a stretcher right on the brink of half-time and despite initial hopes that the player might be back in a couple of weeks, it was revealed over the weekend that the Ramelton man could miss a large bulk of the first series of games.
“It looks like he has a couple of hairline fractures. He will be in a plaster cast for four weeks and it will be another two to four before he’s back, which is a shame. He has a great presence and is passionate about the club,” – said Harps’ Director of Football Felix Healy.
Harps now welcome Mervue United to Ballybofey on Saturday night for their first home game of the new season and Healy is hoping his side can register their first points against the fancied Galway outfit.
He said: “If we can cut out the mistakes and stick together as a unit we’ll be fine. I thought Tommy McBride was fantastic against Limerick. We’re looking forward to the next game now and I think the guys can take great heart from that performance.”