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Henderson and Carrick itching to get back into it after washout

By Billy Weir

Darren Henderson is keen to make up for lost time when he and his Carrick Rangers team-mates travel to face Dungannon Swifts today.

The striker was stopped in his tracks en route to Ballinamallard on Tuesday night when the scheduled game was rained off but he hopes to take out his frustrations on his former club today.

"We were disappointed it wasn't on because we'd had no game on the Saturday, had trained and were looking forward to it," he said.

"The boys were gutted it was called off so late and we were disappointed because we've been playing quite well but not getting the results we deserve.

"Our performances of late, apart from Crusaders, we've been in all the games.

"I seem to do well against Dungannon and have scored a few, another one would be nice in a 1-0 win!

"I like scoring against my old teams. My first goal for Carrick was against Glentoran, and then I scored against Coleraine which gave my dad, Noel, a bit of a sweat.

"Like me, he's a Coleraine fan and the boys in the stand were saying, 'There's no way your young boy will do it to us'. But it ended alright for him when it finished 3-2.

"But I'm confident we can get out of the position we're in.

"I don't think we'll finish bottom and I played in the Championship for Portadown and no disrespect to any of the teams there, I would fancy us against them over two games in the play-offs."

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