Kris Lindsay is suspended for the trip to Bangor having been sent off for two yellow cards in Tuesday night’s 3-3 draw with Crusaders. It forces Gary Hamilton to make yet another change to his back four, having not been able to field the same defensive line-up for more than three consecutive league games. Simon Kelly is also out, with a calf injury he picked up against Linfield.
“Caolan Marron will come into the squad as defensive cover and, after a lot of big games over the last three weeks, which can take its toll, we’ll be going with whoever is 100% fit” Gary said. That rules out Ciaran Martyn who will be out for a few weeks and probably also Mark Patton (both hamstring problems). The latter however may be fit to feature in next Wednesday’s League Cup Quarter Final against Cliftonville.
“The next game is always the biggest one but I can’t afford to risk players who are carrying injuries and have them possibly then ruled out for several weeks.”
“I was really pleased with how the lads played on Tuesday night and I think anyone would agree that we deserved to beat Crusaders. The lads followed their instructions and took it onto the pitch. Afterwards I told them if they play like that they can beat any team in the league. It’ll be a tough game against Ards but our away performances have been decent enough, bar the Linfield game when we had Rhys (Marshall) sent off. We are creating enough chances, we just need to put them away to kill teams off.”
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