Currie's exit is hard for Anderson to swallow
Ballinamallard United face the task of stopping the Linfield juggernaut this afternoon but they go into the clash reeling from the news John Currie will miss the rest of the season.
Currie has moved to Germany to undertake a work placement as part of his university education.
United boss Whitey Anderson said the club fought to keep hold of the talented midfielder, but in the end they had to admit defeat.
"We couldn't get him a work placement in Northern Ireland, which we are disappointed about and so was John, so he is away to Germany and we wish him all the best," said Anderson.
"We tried very hard to get a replacement for him, but it just didn't come to fruition."
The Blues have won all of their opening five Premiership matches this season, conceding just two goals in the process, which shows the measure of the task facing the Mallards.
Mark Stafford and David Kee, who left the Ferney Park for Linfield in the summer, could feature.
The hosts have James McKenna available following his dismissal at Coleraine last Saturday.
Linfield manager Warren Feeney has registered himself as a player after his attempts to sign a striker during the transfer window were unsuccessful.