Comrades chairman, Trevor McCann.
Comrades chairman, Trevor McCann.

BALLYCLARE Comrades are gearing up for the visit of Eddie Patterson’s Glentoran in the League Cup at Dixon Park on Monday (August 26).

The Reds booked their spot in round two of the competition with a 2-1 win over Annagh United earlier this month and now excitement is building for what should prove to be a lucrative evening for the Championship 1 underdogs.

Club chairman, Trevor McCann, told the Times he is looking forward to this clash. “This match is being played on Bank Holiday Monday evening, so we are hoping to have a good gate,” he said.

“The Glens usually have a good travelling support, and after winning the Irish Cup, Eddie Patterson’s lads will be keen to collect more silverware.

“During the close-season they have lost some key players, and I am sure that they would have wished for an easier draw.

“Dixon Park has not been a happy hunting ground for senior sides, with both Linfield and Glentoran struggling on the compact pitch in recent seasons, so even though the bookies will probably have us marked down as underdogs, we will be quietly confident.

“Eddie Hill has assembled a fine squad, and even though he has been handicapped by so many players having to serve suspensions carried over from last season, hopefully for the Glentoran game we will be at full strength, and I hope the fans turn out to back the team.”