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Portadown's Ross Redman craves more silverware

By Stuart McKinley

Ross Redman has admitted that his medal collection is nowhere near as big as he would like it to be - and he is determined to do something about it.

The Portadown left-back was part of the team that lifted the League Cup back in 2009 as an intermediate club, during their season-long exile from the top flight when they failed to lodge their Premiership application in time.

Since then the Ports have been in an Irish Cup final as well as another League Cup decider, but lost them both, leaving Redman with just a single senior gong at this stage of his career.

"For a club like Portadown, with the quality that we always have in our squad, when I look at my medal collection and I've only one League Cup win it's not a lot," admitted Redman.

"We probably should have won more, but we've always had a small squad and when it has come to the time when we're playing for trophies at the business end of the season over the last few years we've been stretched.

"We've maybe done well for half a season and then come up short.

"We did finish second in the league a couple of years ago and we've been in a couple of semi-finals, but we do want to win more trophies."

And that is why tonight's League Cup quarter-final tussle with holders Cliftonville is so important to him.

The Ports won twice at Solitude in the league last season, but have lost both meetings with the Reds so far in this campaign.

The teams are sitting first and second in the Premiership table though, which all goes to show that there is very little between them.

"We've had a good season so far, second in the league and in a cup quarter-final and now we have to try to push on and get something out of it," added Redman.

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