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Glentoran will pose big threat: Tipton


Upbeat: Matthew Tipton feels his side are showing promise

Upbeat: Matthew Tipton feels his side are showing promise

Upbeat: Matthew Tipton feels his side are showing promise

Warrenpoint Town boss Matthew Tipton admits his side will face a rejuvenated Glentoran team at The Oval this afternoon.

The Glens were tipped to make a sluggish start but they have a real spring in their step and if Glenavon lose at Coleraine, Gary Haveron's men could even sneak into the top three as Crusaders aren't in Premiership action.

Their squad may be packed with young faces and it will take time for the new additions to find their feet in the top flight but the early indications are they are hungry to get the club moving in the right direction.

Town have netted one win from their opening four fixtures and former Linfield ace Tipton accepts they will find the going tough if they fail to retain focus at key moments.

"It has been a tough start for us and we always knew that would be the case," said Tipton.

"We faced three of the top five in our first four games while Crusaders and Coleraine finished in the top two. Glentoran have made a great start, they will be delighted with their two wins and two draws.

"That was a great draw at Glenavon and when you are picking up points you are more confident.

"I felt our performance last weekend against Coleraine was our best so far but we didn't get any reward for it.

"If we can cut out mistakes and keep our concentration levels better then we will have a much improved chance of getting the result we want.

"Everyone will need to be switched on if we want to leave Glentoran with a victory."

Town will be at full strength apart from Jordan Dane who suffered a broken collar bone on the opening day of the season.

Belfast Telegraph