Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 28 December 2014

Young battle cry: Glens boss ready to Down blues and take treble chance

Scott Young has told Glentoran fans he can bring an amazing treble to the Oval this season.

Young believes the Glens can still finish this season with a silver lining and that includes retaining the Carling Premiership title.

Young was officially unveiled as the new interim Glens boss on Thursday, taking over from the departing Alan McDonald who, having suffered an eighth league defeat of the season last week at Dungannon Swifts, walked out on Sunday night.

Young says he is not in the hot seat just to keep it warm for someone else and has vowed to fight to the end to keep hold of the Gibson Cup — and is also targeting Irish Cup success too.

“I've never been a quitter in my life. I had two double leg breaks at this football club and I never gave up until I had to be told that I had to for fear of damage later on in life,” said Young, who will begin his reign against fierce rivals Linfield in the Irish Cup quarter-final at the Oval today and also has the Co-operative Insurance Cup final against Coleraine to look forward to in three weeks time.

“The Gibson Cup is in the boardroom at the Oval and I will not be letting go without a fight.

“I have told the players while it is still mathematically possible for us to keep competing we will be going out every single game and giving it our all.

“We worked so hard to get it and I don't want to let it go. The reality of the situation is Linfield are in the best position, but we will not be giving up without a fight.

“I want to win everything that is available to us and I have told the players that and I believe that they can win everything that is available to them.

“Once they step over that white line then it's up to them. All I can do is make sure they are ready.

“To the fans, I want the fans to know that if the players aren't playing for that jersey, they won't be playing for me.

“They have to realise the importance to this football club that the badge represents. There is a certain brand of football that I want the team to be playing.

“I am sure those who saw me playing, I want the team to be playing the Glentoran way — that's passing and moving the ball on the deck at all times.”

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