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Linfield's League Cup clash with Ports pushed back to December


Adam McKendry

By Adam McKendry

The Northern Ireland Football League (NIFL) have confirmed the dates for the four quarter-finals in the BetMcLean League Cup.

The games were initially all due to be played on Tuesday, November 13, however two of the fixtures have been moved to later dates.

Portadown's tie with Linfield has been pushed back three weeks to Tuesday, December 4 due to goalkeeper Declan Dunne's involvement with the Northern Ireland Under-19 squad.

The under-age side play Poland, Serbia and Kazakhstan as part of their Euro Under-19 qualifying campaign from November 14-20 in Portadown and also Belfast.

Meanwhile, Dungannon Swifts' trip to Cliftonville has also been pushed back due to TV commitments.

That tie will now be played on Tuesday, November 20 because of the Reds' game against Newry City on Monday, November 12, which is being televised on Sky Sports.

As a result of the delayed games, the semi-finals will also be affected, with the re-arranged details to be released as soon as they are agreed between the clubs and NIFL.

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Tues Nov 13: Ards v Ballymena United, Glentoran v Crusaders

Tues Nov 20: Cliftonville v Dungannon Swifts

Tues Dec 4: Portadown v Linfield

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