Haveron demands instant Glens response
Gary Haveron admits he had a lot of questions answered in his team's midweek League Cup defeat by Carrick Rangers.
He watched Glentoran hoist the white flag, without any semblance of a fight, which vented fans' fury at the finish - and Haveron is demanding a reaction when Barry Gray brings his fast improving Cliftonville side to the Oval tomorrow.
"We need a response." he rapped. "It just wasn't good enough to go out of a cup competition without any sort of a fight.
"The boys need to take a serious look at themselves after that performance.
"In fairness, we've bounced back after our two league defeats, against Linfield and Crusaders, so I'm demanding another reaction on Saturday.
"People were crying out for an opportunity to play in the first team. When they get the chance they've got to take it.
"Well, they didn't do that on Tuesday night.
"Whenever you get the chance to pull on the shirt, you have to be good enough.
"You have to be prepared to put in the work, but I don't think some of them worked as hard as they possibly could.
"Although I didn't take any focus away from the cup tie, I admit I had one eye on the Cliftonville match. I certainly didn't underestimate Carrick in any shape or form. I thought the team I put out would have been strong enough to win the game.
"But the boys never performed to the best of their ability, it's as simple as that."