Shelbourne will be looking to kick-start their season at the second time of asking as they face Finn Harps in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division on Tuesday.

The Reds suffered a home defeat in their return to play fixture against Waterford on Saturday, and now travel to Harps attempting to build on their pre-Covid postive start to the season where they took six points from their opening four games.

Harps are also coming off a defeat, having lost 3-1 to Shamrock Rovers on Saturday and will be looking to secure the points to move away from the relegation zone.

The match between Waterford and Sligo Rovers, also scheduled for Tuesday night has been postponed due to a Blues player reporting flu-like symptoms and awaiting a coronavirue test result. 

Team News

Finn Harps: Harps will be missing Barry McNamee due to a rib injury. Stephen Folan is still in quarantine. 

Shelbourne: Shane Farrell and Daniel McKenna should be fit to face Sligo Rovers on Saturday but will miss out through injury on Tuesday. Manager Ian Morris said there are "some other smaller knocks" that will be monitored but otherwise faces a full squad for the game at Finn Park.

Gaffer Talk

Ollie Horgan (Finn Harps): "We're obviously delighted to have the football back but it is a major blow for us that we can’t have the same home crowd in Ballybofey. Our fans have been excellent down through the years and have probably kept us in the division or got us back into it when we went down so that will certainly be a loss to us." 

Ian Morris (Shelbourne): "With such a short amount of games, every single one is important. There is no time to feel sorry for ourselves. We've done our preparation well ahead of Tuesday. The lads looked bright and bouncy in training.

"It could be a pure battle, one where we dig into the trenches, dig in and put the foot or head in where it hurts. 

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