Tomorrow sees Glentoran travel the short distance to Bangor for the Irish Cup 6th round tie. Following another postponed game on Tuesday night, the Glentoran squad should be fresh for another important fixture for the club. With it being 8 years since Glentoran were in an Irish Cup Final, Eddie Patterson's side will no doubt be aiming for that as the principle target for the remainder of the season alongside finishing as high up the league table.
Tomorrow's team news sees no changes from Tuesday night's squad information. Colin Nixon may feature and Stuart Elliott is also a few days closer to fitness for the first team. After Tuesday's game was called off, Jay Magee's suspension has in turn carried forward to this weekend's match. Eamon Murray and John McGuigan are both set to miss out with injuries.
Bangor had a busy transfer deadline day last week, recruiting three new players before the window shut. Mark Cooling signed from the H&W Welders and Jordan Dalzell signed from Bangor Swifts. Their other addition will be a familar one to Glentoran fans with ex-Glenman Andy Hall signing on loan from Lisburn Distillery. Bangor aren't having the best of times this season in IFA Championship and sit bottom of the table with just 7 points and only 1 win all season. Tomorrow will be their biggest game of the season and Glentoran will need to be on their game to prevent an upset.
Having beaten Killymoon Rangers 4-1 in the last round, Glentoran will be hoping for a similar professional performance tomorrow. Victory will see The Glens through to the quarter finals of the Irish Cup which would be a fantastic achievement for the players. However, nobody will be dreaming of such things yet with a difficult game to come through tomorrow first of all.