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Glentoran boss eyeing up more signings while club sell out two Larne ticket allocations

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Glentoran new-boys Keith Cowan (right) and Caolan Marron (centre) could yet be joined by more recruits this month.

Glentoran new-boys Keith Cowan (right) and Caolan Marron (centre) could yet be joined by more recruits this month.

Glentoran new-boys Keith Cowan (right) and Caolan Marron (centre) could yet be joined by more recruits this month.

There are still another 11 days of the transfer window left and Glentoran fully intend to make it an exciting finish.

The east Belfast club are currently top of the Danske Bank Premiership, a position they last held at this stage of the season a decade ago.

It's little wonder, given what is now an 11 year wait for the Gibson Cup, there's a good feeling around the Oval.

On Monday morning, the club sold out their initial ticket allocation for this weekend's trip to Larne, just an hour after going on general sale.

When an additional batch were secured from the Iver Park club, it took only 40 minutes for those to be hoovered up by a fanbase beginning to believe the club might just be able to pull of what, at the start of the campaign at least, would have been an unlikely title victory.

In order to bolster that bid, Mick McDermott has strengthened his panel with four new signings this month. Former Warrenpoint forward Ciaran O'Connor and ex Finn Harps defender Keith Cowan were last week joined by Glenavon pair Andrew Mitchell and Caolan Marron.

But the boss isn't content to leave it there.

"We’ve strengthened and I’m sure in the remainder of the window other teams will strengthen, as will we,” he said.

“We’re not finished yet, if the right players become available. Are we desperate for players? No, by no means.

“Some teams below us may be in a desperate hunt to find players but if we don’t find any, I’m satisfied anyway, but in this business, you can’t really be satisfied.”

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