Belfast Telegraph

Glens must show true grit

By Scott Young

Iheard Darren Murphy on commentary highlighting a lack of character being shown by the Glentoran players on Saturday and that's shocking.

Darren speaks honestly and we all respect his opinion. The bottom line is that Glenavon wanted the victory more and that's not acceptable.

The manager, Alan Kernaghan is an easy target but there is no excuse for players not giving their all. You can perhaps fool a few fans, but not the majority of them. All Glentoran suporters want to see is 100 per cent commitment and effort from their players.

It's no coincidence that the great Glentoran players of the past are fondly remembered for being totally committed to the cause and understanding what wearing the jersey means.

I was a Rangers fan coming from Glasgow, but I soon fell in love with the Glens and it hurts to know there are players not pulling their weight.

The club is left to fight for a European place via a play-off, but it's a big challenge.

A failure to make Europe would see the club suffer a huge financial blow at a time when it is desperate to rebuild and start challenging for the big prizes again.

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