Cork City assistant coach John Cotter intent on bouncing back following defeat to Sligo Rovers


John Cotter says Cork City have only one thing on their minds as they make the long trip to the north-east to Finn Park tonight.

It will only be 72 hours since the Leesiders last played and it comes on the back of a marathon trip to Donegal, but John Caulfield’s assistant believes the only concern is on getting back to winning ways.

The table-toppers could have moved closer to picking up the title last Friday night but surprisingly lost at home to relegation contenders Sligo Rovers, and failed to get on the scoresheet again as the loss of Sean Maguire continues to be felt.

“The good thing about having a game so soon is that we have to pick ourselves up and go again,” said Cotter.

“The lads are all experienced and they’ve been brilliant all year, and our focus now is on bouncing back with three points tomorrow night.

Finn Harps manager Ollie Horgan

“Fellas are bound to be a bit stiff and tired with so many games and all the travelling, but I have no doubt that they’ll be alright.

“Harps are tough, and they are good, honest lads which comes from their management.

“The job they have done to keep them up last year and this year so far has been excellent.

“It is a tough venue and they give you nothing easy up there. They have a bit more quality this year as well and we will have to be at our best to get three points up there.”

“I think Harps at home will normally come out and have a go. Their home record is very good and we have to be prepared for that.”

Harps are without Caolan McAleer as he completes a two-match suspension, while Eddie Dsane misses out after his red-card in Friday’s 4-0 defeat to St Pat’s.

That result puts Ollie Horgan’s side into deeper relegation trouble and he fears Cork will be a tougher proposition again after their defeat.

“We have had little time to feel sorry for ourselves,” said Horgan.

“The most disappointing part of the of the defeat to Pat’s was the final dozen minutes or so after we went 2-0 down.

“The lads heads went down and that’s not good enough. I have addressed that with the players.

“It’s something that rarely happens with us – but we must move on and give it our best shot.”

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