Ex Glens duo major doubts for Linfield

Published Friday, 15 August 2014
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New Linfield boss Warren Feeney breathed a sigh of relief after Aaron Burns' injury time winner against Glentoran on Wednesday evening but he's now sweating over the fitness of a former Glens' duo.

Ex Glens duo major doubts for Linfield
Andrew Waterworth is a major doubt for Linfield's trip to Coleraine. (© Pacemaker)

Striker Andrew Waterworth (hamstring) and defender Sean Ward (ankle) were both withdrawn during the derby clash and are doubtful for Saturday's trip to Coleraine. Another ex-Glens man Jimmy Callacher will definitely be unavailable after his red card.

The Bannsiders, meanwhile, are coping with the loss of star striker David McDaid and are still searching for their first win of the season.

As Saturday's Danske Bank Premiership fixtures see last season's top six pitted against the bottom half sides, McDaid's new steam Cliftonville travel to Institute.

In a close-to-home fixture for the former Derry City striker, he's out to get his first goal for the Reds. Both sides are yet to taste defeat this term.

Glenavon welcome back former players as ex-Blues goalkeeper Andy Coleman is now between the sticks at Dungannon while striker Andy Mitchell has come off the bench in his first two games for the Swifts.

Glenavon's James Singleton was substituted 30 minutes into their 2-0 win at Warrenpoint on Wednesday but could still start at Mourneview Park

First placed Ballymena United will face their biggest test so far against a Portadown team buoyed by the return of goal-scorer Darren Murray.

The Ports also welcome back defenders Chris Ramsey, Emmett Friars and Garry Breen. They were missing for their side's stunning opening day win over Linfield and Wednesday's narrow defeat to Cliftonville.

Crusaders are without former Glentoran man Paul Leeman, who suffered a broken arm in the 2-2 draw with Ballymena. Midfielder Declan Caddell is also out of the Crues' game against Ballinamallard at Seaview after suffering broken toes.

Glentoran themselves also have a headache over goalkeeper Elliott Morris' injury but they welcome back striker Curtis Allen as they host Warrenpoint Town, both sides searching for a first win.

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Darzo in Co Down wrote (166 days ago):
I wish A.Waterworth and S. Ward a speedy recovery and get back into action asap! Well Adrian lets see what u comment on today when the Mighty linfield beat ur soon to be championship side coleraine haha
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