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first_imgKevin McHugh is set to play his 400th game in the blue and white of Finn Harps on Friday evening as he and his team-mates makes the trip to Athlone Town. In doing so, 35 year old McHugh will become just the second player to reach the 400 mark for the club – only Jonathan Minnock has done so in the past and went on to clock up 485 appearances for Harps.McHugh made his debut for the club on 16th August 1998 when he came on as a second half substitute for Donal O’Brien in a League Cup game against Fanad United at Triagh-a-locha.  And, in what would become his trademark in the years to follow, McHugh scored the first of his 180 goals for the club in the 2-0 win in the same game. McHugh’s stats in blue could have been even more impressive had he not moved away from Harps for a four year period between 2006 and 2009 which seen him have spells at Derry City and Linfield.McHugh’s 399th game for the club on Monday night last saw his side exit the FAI Cup after a penalty shoot-out against Longford Town at Finn Park.Harps were on top for most of the game against their Premier Division opponents and hit the woodwork on three occasions during the match.It was a sign that luck wasn’t on the side of the Finn Park men and Longford went on to win the shoot-out 4-3 after the replayed game finished scoreless. “We played well on Monday night and might have shaded the game but we were very lucky to get a replay in the first place so maybe Longford deserved their little bit of luck in the penalties,” said Harps boss Ollie Horgan after the game.“We played well over the two games – in particular in the replay – but we still didn’t win,” he said. “We need to try and produce that kind of performance every week to try to stay up the table in the league.”Harps’ sole focus now for the remainder of the season will be the League and they will hope to extend their unbeaten start to the league campaign to 13 games on Friday when they make the trip to Athlone Town.“The 120 minutes on Monday will be difficult to recover from, especially going to Athlone on Friday,” said Horgan ahead of his sides trip to the midlands at the weekend.“We were very lucky to win against them in Ballybofey earlier in the season and will have our work cut out to get anything out of Friday.” Athlone are the only First Division side who made it through to the 3rd round of the FAI Cup after their weekend 3-2 victory over Liffey Wanderers.  The other seven First Division teams all exited the competition with Harps coming closest to joining Athlone in the next round only for that penalty shoot-out defeat.Keith Cowan’s 67th minute goal was the difference between the sides when they met at Finn Park earlier in the season.He is a doubt for Friday’s game along with Michael Funston and Raymond Foy.All three were substituted after they picked up knocks during Monday’s FAI Cup replay against Longford. Harps haven’t won in any of their previous four visits to Lissywollen, but had three victories in the previous four at the midlands venue prior to that.Goals should be on the menu on Friday though, as there hasn’t been a scoreless draw in any of the last 25 games between the sides.TEAM NEWSSuspended:      None.Doubtful:          Keith Cowan, Michael Funston, Raymond Foy.Injured:            Brian McGroary.FORM GUIDE (last six league games)Finn Harps:            W-W-D-D-W-D      (12 pts)Athlone Town:        L-D-W-L-D-L         (5 pts)INCREDIBLE KEVIN MCHUGH SET TO MAKE 400TH CAREER APPEARANCE FOR FINN HARPS was last modified: June 4th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:400thCareerfinn harpsKevin McHughnewssoccerlast_img read more