Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Glens call on Keenan

Glentoran have turned to Larne out-cast Chris Keenan to solve their goalkeeping crisis ahead of Saturday's final league games.

Alan McDonald will sign Keenan - who was recently suspended by the Inver Park side - on an emergency loan to face Portadown at the Oval.

The Glens were plunged into difficulties with their last line of defence when both Elliott Morris and Michael Dougherty picked up injuries during Friday night's 2-1 win at home to Cliftonville.

Morris suffered a thigh injury and just minutes after replacing him Dougherty broke his wrist - a problem which wasn't discovered until he was checked in hospital after the game.

With schoolboy Wayne Drummond the only fit goalkeeper on the club's books, the Glens have been given dispensation to sign Keenan on-loan outside the transfer window period to face the Ports.

Glentoran are still in with a mathematical chance of winning the league title on Saturday.

They have to win against Portadown and hope that Crusaders do the same when they host title favourites Linfield.

If the two results go Glentoran's way then they still need a seven goal swing to take the crown on goal difference.

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