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Gary Haveron eager to end Glens' slump

By Alex Mills

Gary Haveron insists his team must halt an alarming slump in form.

Struggling Glentoran have won only one of their last seven games and are gradually sliding out of the top six in the Danske Bank Premiership table.

They agony continued with a midweek home defeat by Glenavon, when two second half spot kicks from former Northern Ireland international Sammy Clingan kept the Lurgan Blues on the tails of league leaders Coleraine.

With Glentoran due to visit Matty Tipton's Warrenpoint Town today, Haveron believes his boys must start putting points on the board - and quickly.

"We need to go to Milltown and win, it's as simple as that," said Haveron. "We need to put a winning run together. We have a few games coming up against teams in the bottom half of the table, so we have to get results from those matches.

"It's important to stem the slide. But I don't want to start making excuses, but I've five or six boys not available for selection.

"When you take the likes of John McGuigan, Nathan Kerr, Calum Birney out of the side, they are hard to replace because we are working off a small squad. Dylan Davidson and Daniel Kelly also picked up little knocks against Glenavon.

"John will be out until the new year after having an operation. He joins the long term injured - Aaron Harmon, Tiernan McAuley and Willie Garrett.

"We'll assess Nathan and Calum for the weekend."

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