Finn Harps defender Keith Cowan is getting a consistent run in the team after his lengthy lay-off, an injury sustained against St. Patricks Athletic in October of 2016 kept him side-lined for the whole of the 2017 season in which Finn Harps suffered
Finn Harps defender Keith Cowan is getting a consistent run in the team after his lengthy lay-off, an injury sustained against St. Patricks Athletic in October of 2016 kept him side-lined for the whole of the 2017 season in which Finn Harps suffered relegation.
The whole time he was injured he noted that his focus was mainly on getting back.
“Trying to put the injuries behind you, trying to focus on the game and weeks ahead and trying to prepare yourself right, and do all you can in terms of your rehab work and it’s just about getting the body right and prepare for the next game.”
In terms of their game against Wexford, he added that they made it extremely difficult for his side and expected as much after the visitors last outing in the league.
“They will be disappointed from their result last week and how things went for them, a lot of battered and bruised bodies in the dressing room, they definitely took it out on us tonight.”
Wexford were reduced to 10 men not long into the second half and Cowan added it gave his side an extra edge. “I sort of had a side on view of it, Ciaran went to pick up the ball and the guy I suppose went to knock the ball away, as he went to pick it up, he has caught his hand, I don’t know how much intention there was in it now to be fair but it is one of them ones, I suppose it’s to our advantage on the night and it could have gone the other way.”
No rest for the weary as Finn Harps play their rearranged first game of the season on Monday night, away to Drogheda in United Park.
“It’s going to be a tough test down there, they are going well, we need to definitely improve on tonight’s performance if we are going to compete at all.
“We are happy with the win, don’t get us wrong, it’s good to get three points when you haven’t played well but going down there will be a real test for us and these are the games that are going to decide who is going to be where at the end.”
Finn Harps dispatched of Mayo League in the EA Sports Cup first round and were handed a home tie against local rivals Derry City in the second round with the tie taking place on Easter Monday.
“These two clubs have had a lot of great battles in the past and it sort of adds an extra spice to it, having Derry at home in the cup, those are types of games you want to play in, so I’m looking forward to it.”