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Semi-finals may be put back 24 hours due to snow warning

By Graham Luney

Tuesday night's League Cup semi-finals may have to be moved back 24 hours as snow is forecast.

The Northern Ireland Football League has confirmed that an attempt will be made to play the games on Wednesday night if pitches are unplayable on Tuesday.

Holders Ballymena United will host Cliftonville while Dungannon Swifts take on Crusaders at Stangmore Park.

The Met Office has issued a Yellow Warning of frequent and heavy hail and snow showers on Monday and Tuesday.

The semi-finals were scheduled for last month but were called off because of frozen pitches.

"Should the inclement weather result in a postponement we will attempt to play the game on Wednesday," said an NIFL spokesman.

Fans will be given free admission into three rearranged Premiership matches which were abandoned because of dangerous winds on January 2.

Ballinamallard boss Gavin Dykes is delighted to have secured the services of David Kee on loan from Coleraine ahead of today's game at home to Glentoran.

"We are very happy to have Keesy back at the club," said Dykes. "He is a battler and winner and he knows the club."

• On Sunday, January 21 and ahead of the Co Antrim Shield Final between the clubs on January 23, Crusaders Legends will play Ballymena United Legends at Seaview (4pm) with all proceeds going to the NI Children's Hospice.

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