Youths tantalisingly close to topping the league

By Ian O'Neill

Published 18/04/2015 | 14:34

Wexford Youths manager Shane Keegan.

Youths welcome Finn Harps to Ferrycarrig Park in a game where victory for either side will see them top the league after the first set of fixtures.

Speaking on this Saturday's opposition, Shane Keegan said in his programme notes that even though Finn Harps weren't tipped to challenge at the summit, and that they are top on of the league on merit.

Harps have had a fantastic start to the season and it hasn't surprised me in the slightest. Ollie (Horgan) is probably the manager I'm closest to in this division and we chat on a regular basis. He's done terrific work at the club since he's taken over and I fancied them to have a successful season. He likes to play down their prospects but he's kidding nobody!!! Their current position in the league table is very much justified and I expect to see them there or there about's right through to the end of the season

Midfielder Craig Wall believes that current confidence in the camp is sky high at the moment

In previous years going up to Tolka Park, we would have feared the worst but this year we went up there full of confidence. Even after going a goal down we knew we had goals in the team with Danny and Roxy (Aidan Keenan) up front.

We will be going into the Finn Harps game knowing that it's going to be a battle but confident in our own abilities to get a good result. We're also trying to keep the supporters happy because the support they've given us has been fantastic this year.

Stephen Last (knee) and Dean Broaders (ankle) are still out but are very close to returning to first team selection. Craig Comerford remains very doubtful as he is still carrying a lower back injury picked up in our win over Athlone Town. Both Eric Molloy(foot) and Craig Wall (ankle) will go through late fitness tests as a pre-caution before Shane Keegan names his team to face Finn Harps.

Kick off time in Ferrycarrig Park is Saturday April 18th at 7pm

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