Belfast Telegraph

Monday 29 December 2014

Kevin keen on a first outing for the Ports

Kevin Braniff is urging Ronnie McFall to give him the chance to shoot Portadown towards a serious title challenge.

The Shamrock Park new-boy is finally eligible to play when the Ports host Cliftonville this afternoon, after signing almost a month ago.

And McFall's men can go level on points with Glentoran at the top of the Irish Premier League tonight after inflicting a first defeat of the campaign on the Glens on Saturday.

"I am looking forward to getting playing for Portadown and being involved in the title race," said Braniff.

"I was at the Glentoran match on Saturday and enjoyed watching it and now I can't wait to play after leaving Millwall last month.

"Hopefully I can get some goals and you never know where we might end up."

Braniff, however, is far from guaranteed his place in the Ports team after Gary McCutcheon scored two against the Glens and fellow striker Allan Smart popped up with the injury time winner.

LINFIELD'S home match with Limavady United this afternoon has had to be postponed due to structural problems with the North Stand at Windsor Park.

The Blues would have gone to the top of the table with a win.

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