At 3pm tomorrow, Glentoran host Coleraine at the Oval in a top of the table clash. Coleraine currently sit top of the table with 13 points whilst the Glens are just 1 point behind on 12 points. On the back of two straight victories on our travels at Ballinamallard and then Dungannon, the Glens will look to continue their good form by picking up 3 more points to go top of the table.
Going into Saturday's game, Colin Nixon remains out injured for the Glens. Colin hasn't played since the draw at Solitude last month and won't be fit to play tomorrow. This is a blow for the Glens as young defender Calum Birney who has stepped in so impressively for Nixon in his absence will also miss the game after picking up a foot injury in last week's victory over Dungannon. New signing Stuart Elliott will also not feature as he searches for match fitness.
Our visitors Coleraine also have a number of defensive issues. Club captain David Ogilby went off injured in last week's victory over Lisburn Distillery and will be a doubt for tomorrow's game. His central defence partner Kyle McVey will be suspended after his red card last week and left back Lee Colligan will also miss the game through injury. Ex-Glentoran player Darren Boyce is set to start having last month signed for Coleraine for a third time.
Last season Glentoran and Coleraine drew all four meetings in the league with the most thrilling coming back in February at The Oval in Roy Coyle's last game of interium management at the club. The game finished 3-3 with both teams scoring in stoppage time. With both sides currently being the top scorers so far this season, we will definitely expect another tight game and hopefully get some goals to go with it.
Before tomorrow's game there will be a bucket collection for the Glentoran Academy players on the turnstiles. Please donate generously to the future stars of our club!