On the wing: New signing McGuigan a real boost for Glens
Whatever business is completed during the transfer window, it is unlikely to be as crucial as Glentoran's 'new' arrival.
Influential midfielder John McGuigan, such a key part of the Glens’ promising start to the season, made his comeback from injury in Saturday’s cup win over Lurgan Celtic, much to the delight of manager Gary Haveron.
“It’s a big, big plus having John back available to play,” said Haveron.
“He has only done a session or two with the team, so he will get stronger and better.”
And so will the Glens with him back on board.
King of the mic lost for words in Ballymena
There was a red face for the Sky Blues’ master of the mic, Davy ‘Kingo’ King on Saturday as he confidently announced Tony Kane as the scorer of Ballymena United’s third goal against Moyola Park.
The only problem was that referee Ian McNabb had spotted an infringement and, while the players lined up for the free-kick, they were slightly bemused to hear news of the goalscorer over the P.A. system.
Kane had the presence of mind to celebrate in the centre circle but clearly Kingo knew the score as later in the game the United midfielder did indeed net the third goal, and the king of the airwaves made no mistake this time around, no longer suffering from Premature Acclamation.
Millar makes his point in best possible way
Nice to see that with the arrival of two high-profile new players at Windsor Park it was a home-grown talent that stole the show.
Kirk Millar’s double strike helped see off Glebe Rangers and showed the value of patience as Millar came off the bench having had to kick his heels on the sidelines.
“You have to take your opportunity when you get it,” Millar said.
“You have to show (the manager) why you should be in the side. I was disappointed to be left out, but you have to get your head right and be ready if you get the call.”
That will be music to Healy’s ears.