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Whitey Anderson delighted Ballinamallard United are back to full strength

By Stuart McKinley

Whitey Anderson is relishing the opportunity to field his strongest possible team again as he battles to beat the drop from the Danske Bank Premiership.

Rules and regulations have prevented the Ballinamallard United boss from picking the line-up he wanted in his last two games - and with those being against the top two in the league, that made the challenge even harder.

The Mallards are only a point above Warrenpoint Town at the bottom of the table and with the post-split games starting with a trip to Portadown this afternoon, Anderson will have a full-strength attack at just the right time.

"I played Stephen O'Flynn and Ivan Sproule up front against Glenavon and we caused them problems on a day that I was very disappointed to lose 1-0 to a very late goal," said Anderson.

"Then we played Linfield and Ivan couldn't play because he is on loan from them and Stephen O'Flynn is on loan from Crusaders so he couldn't play in that match."

Ballymena United travel to Dungannon Swifts while Warrenpoint host Carrick Rangers in two other crucial games in the fight for a Europa League play-off spot and in the relegation battle.

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