London football manager has not give up hope that his Galway born influential midfielder Mark Gottsche will be fit to feature in the Connacht final against Mayo on Sunday.
While Coggins rates the Oranmore/Maree man’s chances as ‘slim’, he is still willing to give one of their best players every chance to recover in time.
“We still have one or two concerns ahead of the weekend. Mark is probably the most serious of them at the moment, but he still has a slim chance of making it back.
“He missed the last day after surgery on his groin injury. He is coming along well now, but it might just come too soon for him.
“It would be a big shame for him to miss out on Castlebar and playing Mayo, but at the end of the day we got through the replay in Hyde Park without him so there is no reason why we cannot do it again.
“Mark is a very good player and everyone knows that so we’ll give him every chance of making it,” said Coggins.
There was better new for captain Seamus Hannon (shoulder) and Glenamaddy’s Paul Geraghty (knee), both of whom Coggins expects to be ready to play, while Damien Dunleavy (Kilkerrin/Clonberne) and Eoin O’Neill (Renvyle) will also hope to play a key role.