Finn Harps midfielder Paddy McCourt was in great spirits following his side's 2-1 victory against Longford Town, with the former Celtic star admitting that his side were fortunate to claim the victory. “We rode our luck at times and defended well. W
Finn Harps midfielder Paddy McCourt was in great spirits following his side's 2-1 victory against Longford Town, with the former Celtic star admitting that his side were fortunate to claim the victory.
“We rode our luck at times and defended well. We dug in there and a mistake from then in the end and we capitalised on it, but we’re thankful that we’re heading back up the road with three points.”
McCourt stated how his side had had a bit of bad luck in other games this term so tonight was pleasant change on that front.
“I thought as a team we probably weren’t at our best in terms of when we had the ball but as far as togetherness and digging in, we showed good spirit.
"I’m not going to lie, we were lucky to get the three points but we’ll take it and there’s been games this year where we played well, deserved more and didn’t get the three points so hopefully that’s a wee change of luck.”
The former Northern Ireland international revealed how he is enjoying his football at Finn Harps towards the tail end of his career and would like to see his side push on towards the end of the season.
“I’m coming towards the end of my career now, I don’t know how long I’ll still be playing for. I’m still enjoying it, we’ve a good set of lads here, good management team so I’m still enjoying it.
"Hopefully we can keep grinding out results and hopefully try and play a bit better and see where we’re at, at the end of the year.”
Boyhood Celtic fan and former Celtic star McCourt is no stranger to the old firm rivalry and will be watching today’s game with great interest with his former club set to win seven league titles in a row and McCourt paid tribute to the excellent done by current Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers.
“He’s doing a great job. Brendan’s come in and it’s hard to take a winning team to a new level but he seems to have done that. I’ll be sitting and watching the game tomorrow with interest.”
Finn Harps were rather fortunate to claim the three points against Longford Town but you get the breaks like that on certain nights and Ollie Horgan’s side will no doubt be delighted with the victory in what was tough away game for the Donegal outfit.