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Glentoran's new boss must make changes and players need to prove their worth: McFall

Warrenpoint Town 1-0 Glentoran

By Ian Callender

Ronnie McFall has warned the Glentoran players they will need to improve if they want to be at The Oval next season.

The veteran boss is only "looking after the shop" until next month but after watching his side slump to a third defeat in five matches - Lorcan Forde's 92nd minute goal just reward for Warrenpoint Town's dominance - he admits he is worried for some of the players.

"I'm only here to the end of the season but these players need to have a long, hard look at themselves," said McFall.

"There's no question about it, whoever comes in has to make changes. It's their futures whether they want to hear that or not. They need to sort themselves out and it's entirely up to them.

"We came here needing three points to guarantee a European play-off place and produced an abysmal performance. We've Dungannon on Tuesday and they need to dust themselves down and get back on track."

In contrast, the interim manager in the home dugout is not only looking forward to next season but also hoping to be in permanent charge.

Warrenpoint won three matches out of 28 from September to February but Stephen McDonnell has seen his team win three of six since taking over and Saturday's results confirmed their Premiership status next season.

"I said I'd love to take the job if we got the job done and I'm not going to change my mind," said the 25-year-old. "Hopefully we can come to an agreement and this result will hopefully speed things along."

WARRENPOINT: Turker, Reilly, Moan, Wallace, Foster (Dane, 83 mins), Watters, McGrandles, Hughes, Forde, Lynch (Roohi, 68 mins), O'Sullivan (Mackle, 77 mins). Unused subs: Parr, McKenna

GLENTORAN: Morris, Kerr (Ferrin, 51 mins), Garrett (Kelly, 72 mins), Addis, Redman, McMahon, Gordon, Kane, Davidson (McGuigan, 70 mins), Allen, McDaid. Unused subs: Nelson, O'Hanlon

Referee: Raymond Crangle

Man of the match: Lorcan Forde

Match rating: 6/10

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