Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 20 April 2014

Ballymena United prepare to recall Kev

Ballymena United boss Roy Walker hopes to call upon the services of top marksman Kevin Kelbie as he attempts to exorcise the ghosts of Tuesday evening's heartbreaking defeat to Glentoran.

The Scottish ace has been absent for three weeks with a shoulder problem but should be fighting fit as the Sky Blues aim to bounce back from conceding three late goals to the champions.

“We've got look at the whole picture, if we fall into the trap of looking at a bad seven minute spell then we'll find it difficult to recover from it,” said Walker.

“If we look at the game objectively, we out-played Glentoran, we played the football, they won the game, but there were very good things to admire from our performance but for lapses at the back and poor finishing up front.”

Walker will also hope to have diminutive winger David Cushley back following his asthma attack before kick-off on Tuesday, while Nathan McConnell, who bagged a brace against the Glens, will have a test on his grumbling hamstring.