first_imgFinn Harps captain Kevin McHugh has insisted that the forthcoming play-off clash with UCD are the type of games you relish as a player – and said he can’t wait for Friday night.McHugh is one of the most decorated players in League of Ireland history – and his goal scoring exploits have earned himself legendary status among the Finn Harps faithful. After a difficult number of years, Harps are back in the play-offs, and McHugh insists these are the games you crave for as a player.McHugh told Donegal Daily, “Obviously in the last number of years we haven’t been challenging, so to secure a play-off place is fantastic.“The play-offs are exciting for players and supporters – and the opportunity to play Premier Division football again is something everybody associated with the club wants to achieve.“There is a buzz about Finn Park again, and it’s been far too long since we were involved in these types of games. “The play-off games are the type you relish as a player, the prize on offer is massive – and the excitement amongst the supporters – generates a fantastic atmosphere.McHugh knows from experience the difficulty of gaining promotion via the play-offs and is under no illusions as to how the difficult the task will be.However, he’s confident Harps can have the quality and talent at their disposal to defeat UCD.McHugh added, “It’s going to be difficult, and they’re a very good side who like to play good football.“But we showed in our last game that we can play a good brand of football too and we don’t hold any fear playing them.“We respect them, but we’re confident from playing them four times already this season that we can defeat them over the two-legged series. McHugh also added that he wasn’t surprised Harps didn’t get more than ONE player in the PFAI Team of the Year – and said the fact players were excluded is a back-handed compliment.McHugh said, “I’m not surprised at all to be honest, look I think we should have had more selections on the team without a doubt, but teams don’t like playing us – simple as that.“But that’s a good thing, you don’t want teams liking to play against us, it shows that we’re steely, organised and hardworking and that’s one of the reasons we’ve been successful thus far.Harps travel to Dublin on Friday night for the first-leg with a full squad to choose from. The return leg is next Friday at Finn Park and the winners will face the side that finish second bottom of the League of Ireland Premier Division over another two-legged series of games.MCHUGH – “THESE ARE THE GAMES YOU RELISH AS A PLAYER, AND I CAN’T WAIT FOR FRIDAY” was last modified: October 23rd, 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:Home-page Sportnewslast_img