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Hill 'optimistic' at Glentoran future

By Graham Luney

Published 15/09/2007

Jason Hill says the future is bright for Glentoran fans - because he is struggling to get into the team.

Manager Alan McDonald will have to get used to selection headaches this season - and he wouldn't have it any other way.

But players such as Hill simply want as much game time as possible and there will inevitably be frustrating times ahead.

The 25-year-old is hoping to feature for the Glens against Armagh City at Holm Park today as any opportunity to impress McDonald must be seized.

"The manager has made a lot of good, positive signings and the competition for places is very strong," said Hill.

"Every player wants to play but there is no doubt that young players like Philip Simpson and BJ McMenamin are coming through and winning respect.

"There is always room for improvement in any team but when I look at the blend of youth and experience in our squad I am optimistic about the future.

"Only time will tell whether we can challenge Linfield for the title but the players will give everything to the cause. I just want to play a part in any success story."

The Glens are already sure of finishing in top spot in Group B and a home draw in the last eight while City are out of contention.

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