After the fantastic Setanta Cup victory over St Pat's Athletic on Monday night Glentoran must keep the momentum going in a crucial Danske Bank Premiership game against Lisburn Distillery. Glentoran sit 6th currently in the league table with 2 games in hand over Ballinamallard Utd in 5th and Coleraine in 4th. Victory would be an important marker in securing a top 6 finish enabling us to push on for the all-important European places.
Tomorrow's team news sees Calum Birney and Mark Clarke suspended. Clarke was red carded against Linfield and Birney faces the ban due to yellow cards accumulated this season. Stuart Elliott continued his comeback this week for The Seconds however there doesn't appear much chance he will be apart of tomorrow's squad.
Lisburn Distillery will be close to panic stations as the season enters its final third. Their luck hasn't changed much throughout the year for ex-Glentoran star Tim McCann. McCann's side are bottom of the table on just 14 points, 4 off the pace of Donegal Celtic in the two horse battle for relegation although The Whites do have a game in hand.
Glentoran will need to be on form tomorrow to deal with the theat McCann's side hold knowing that at this stage of the season every game for a side near the bottom will be a cup final for them. Glentoran must remain focused and confident in our ability in order to secure the three points. This is our second trip to Distillery this season after a comprehensive 2-0 victory was delivered earlier in the campaign with Andy Waterworth scoring both goals on the day.
IMPORTANT SUPPORTER REMINDER: The PSNI have provided Glentoran will very important travel information regarding parking at tomorrow's game. Read the full story here