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Haveron faces wrath of fans after Glens slip up yet again


By Graham Luney

Gary Haveron is fighting to hold onto his job as Glentoran manager.

Supporter unrest gathered pace on Friday night after the Glens slumped to a 2-1 defeat at home to Ards.

That loss leaves the east Belfast side sixth in the Premiership table but Ballymena United are only two points behind and have three games in hand.

Following the defeat on Friday night, some angry Glentoran supporters staged a protest calling for Haveron and the club's board to step down.

The ex-Carrick Rangers boss was appointed Oval chief in September 2016 and, although the Glens can still win the Irish Cup and qualify for Europe, supporters are disillusioned after witnessing too many off colour displays.

If Haveron does depart the club, some fans have said they would favour drafting in former Portadown and Glens boss Ronnie McFall until the end of the season.

After the defeat on Friday, Haveron indicated he was prepared to fight on. "We are all in this together but the buck stops with me and I will continue to work hard for the club until I am told otherwise," he said.

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