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I will go if I can't keep Rangers up: Gary Haveron

Glenavon 2-0 Carrick Rangers

By David Mason

Carrick Rangers boss Gary Haveron insists he'll do what it takes to get his team out of the relegation mire - even if it means considering his future at the club.

The east Antrim boys slipped further into the trap door equation following their 2-0 defeat by Glenavon at Mourneview Park on Friday night.

Daniel Kearns' double strike ensured Haveron's men would remain without a Danske Premiership win since early September.

Although few teams leave Lurgan with a great deal of satisfaction, the defeat left Haveron, who led the Rangers to a clean sweep of trophies in the Championship last season, questioning his own ability on how to take the club forward.

He said: "I have to be realistic. If I can't turn things around, maybe I should step aside and give someone else the opportunity.

"If we are not getting results, I have to question myself ... if I'm I doing my job? Is it me that's the problem?

"I brought the players to the club, I signed then. I have faith in them, but results need to change and change quickly."

Most people would agree a fine margin separates most teams in the league, but a mixture of Kearns' supreme ability and a dodgy penalty decision simply compounded to Rangers' woes.

He added: "Kearns was the big difference. I can see why he is attracting interest from other clubs.

"That's the difference between Glenavon and Carrick. We just haven't the finance to attract a quality player like that. You have to judge every game on its merits, but we must starting picking up points before it's too late."

Kearns' performance earned him a standing ovation at the finish. He banged home a spot kick just after the interval, before firing low past Brian Neeson 16 minutes from time to secure the points.

It left Glenavon coach Bryan McLoughlin drooling at the finish.

"He's a special talent," said the former Linfield number two. "He has settled in really well at our club.

"Even in the trying conditions, he showed what he is all about."

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