Belfast Telegraph

Ports board give backing to McFall as fans' anger grows

By Graham Luney

Ronnie McFall has been given a vote of confidence by the Portadown board ahead of the visit of champions Crusaders this afternoon.

The Ports are enduring a turbulent campaign and the supporters are angry after watching their side secure only 15 points out of a possible 39 to date.

Fans have requestd a meeting with the club's chairman Roy McMahon to express their concerns.

But the board have indicated they are prepared to stand by the longest-serving manager in European football.

In a statement, the board say McFall has their "backing until the end of the season".

McFall's contract expires at the end of the season and he will celebrate 29 years as Ports manager in December.

Portadown strikers Gary Twigg, Mark McAllister and Darren Murray are injury doubts for today's Shamrock Park encounter.

The Ports are the only side to have beaten Crusaders in the league this season, a 2-1 win on the opening day.

Crusaders are unbeaten in 12 Premiership games.

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