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Pointing the way: Ards boss Niall Currie says his side's Irish Cup defeat to Armagh City was the lowest point of his career

Pointing the way: Ards boss Niall Currie says his side's Irish Cup defeat to Armagh City was the lowest point of his career

Pointing the way: Ards boss Niall Currie says his side's Irish Cup defeat to Armagh City was the lowest point of his career

David Rainey is set to make his debut for Harland & Wolff Welders at Newforge tomorrow, as he embarks upon a new challenge in his illustrious career.

The 38-year-old signed for the Tillysburn side earlier this week after leaving Gary Hamilton's Glenavon.

Although Rainey is best known for his time at Glentoran and Crusaders, he has played in the second tier before.

He started his career at Ballyclare Comrades in the old First Division, while he won the division with Crusaders in 2006. He will make his Welders debut at Newforge against Jamesie Kirk's newly promoted PSNI.

Meanwhile, Ards manager Niall Currie doesn't believe January's Irish Cup defeat to Armagh City will have any bearing on tomorrow's league clash.

At the time, Ards were struggling at the bottom of the Danske Bank Premiership while Armagh were leading the way in Belfast Telegraph Championship Two. The two clubs will meet at Holm Park as Championship One contemporaries.

Currie said: "Armagh last season was certainly the lowest point of my career. It was a dark day for myself and for the club, and I don't think there is any point in lying about that.

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"But I don't think the Irish Cup result will affect this game. There will probably only be three of four players who started both matches for Ards. We've a different team and we're aiming for a different outcome.

"As far as I'm concerned I am indebted to the Ards supporters and the board for the support they gave me last season.

"Our aim is to say thank you properly by doing the business on the pitch."

Brendan Shannon, Eamon McAllister, Josh Cahoon and Owain Beggs are likely to make their Ards debuts at Holm Park.


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