Double-chasing Dundalk are understood to be monitoring the progress of Finn Harps’ highly talented young defender Sam Todd.

The 20-year-old centre-half, from Carndonagh, has been a revelation this season for Harps and has played his part in shoring up the defence and assisting his team to have the best defensive record in Division One.

And he has also chipped in with some vital goals.

Todd arrived at Harps on-loan from Derry City at the start of the season.

Given the rise of his stature, it will be interesting to see if offers come in for him at the end of the season.

A source at Oriel Park told the Inish Times that the Louth club has been keeping an eye on Todd.

The Carndonagh man made his debut for Derry City’s first team in July 2017 in a Europa League second leg match against Danish side FC Midtjylland that was played in Sligo (as the Brandywell was being redeveloped).

He made only a handful of appearances for the Candystipes and was allowed to go on loan to Harps.

Kenny has not been slow in snapping up players from the north-west and the line-up for the Harps game, including substitutes, contained the likes of former Derry City players Patrick McEleney, Michael Duffy and Dean Jarvis.

And their most recent arrival is Burnfoot's Georgie Kelly, who was the top scorer in the First Division last season with UCD.

Meanwhile, commenting on Dundalk’s 2-0 win over Harps in the FAI Cup, Kenny felt that they could possibly have scored a few more goals but pointed out that it was a somewhat experimental team with a number of players out of position.

Indeed, Dundalk made five changes from the side who had beaten Sligo Rovers.

Noting in advance that Finn Harps have been “flying” of late he knew the Donegal side would give them a good game, but overall he was well satisfied with “a good victory.”

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