After Saturday's brilliant 1-0 win at Shamrock Park against Portadown, Glentoran will be searching for momentum as we face Dungannon Swifts in a re-arranged game at The Oval on Tuesday night. Following Saturday's result, Glentoran have opened up a gap in the top 6 with Portadown falling 4 points behind us. The result also paves the way for a surge for the European positions as we look to overtake Coleraine and Ballinamallard around us.
The team news for Tuesday night sees no new injury worries however Jay Magee will miss the game due to his red card at Portadown on Saturday. Saturday's game saw a return to the squad for Richard Clarke and David Howland but John McGuigan remains sidelined. More good news for The Glens saw a return to action for both Stuart Elliott and Colin Nixon who scored for the Glentoran Seconds in their 2-2 draw on Saturday. Tuesday is probably still too soon for Elliott's return however Colin Nixon may be involved in the squad.
Our visitors Dungannon Swifts our lying in 10th position in the Danske Bank Premiership however remain comfortably clear of the relegation zone. The Swifts have a 10 point advantage over 11th place Donegal Celtic and a game in hand too. If Dungannon can record victory at The Oval it will see them leapfrog 9th place Glenavon.
This season Glentoran have recorded two victories out of two against Dungannon, the first a comprehensive victory at Stangmore Park at the start of the season and the second a late goal securing a 1-0 win at The Oval. Andy Waterworth scored in both games. Tomorrow night Glentoran have an excellent opportunity to make it 3 out of 3 against Dungannon this season, as well as closing the gap on those teams around us competing for the all important European places.