Glentoran quartet doubtful for Carrick Rangers game

Elliott Morris keeps out a Linfield shot in the midweek win at the Oval
Elliott Morris keeps out a Linfield shot in the midweek win at the Oval

Glentoran could be without four key players for the Carling Premiership trip to Carrick Rangers.

Gary Hamilton (toe), Elliott Morris (knee), Colin Nixon and Andy Waterworth (both ankle) are doubts for the game.

Hamilton scored both goals in Wednesday's 2-0 win over Linfield but the Big Two success is now history for Glens manager Scott Young.

"The focus completely switches to the Carrick game and if the attitude is not right we will get nothing," he said.

Glentoran's victory took them to within four points of leaders Linfield, who will aim to bounce back against Coleraine at Windsor Park.

The Bannsiders will be without midfielder Darren McCauley (ankle) and defender Damien McNulty (hamstring).

Ballymena United take on second-placed Portadown with the Sky Blues boosted by the return of Tony Kane, Richard Vauls and Eamonn Murray for the Shamrock Park clash.

John Cunningham starts his managerial reign at Lisburn Distillery with a New Grosvenor meeting against a Dungannon Swifts side missing Adam McMinn and Stefan Lavery.

Suspensions rule out Donegal Celtic's Liam Bradley and Crusaders captain Colin Coates for the game at Suffolk Road.

Cliftonville have no injury worries ahead of the Solitude match with basement side Glenavon, who are without the banned Ciaran Doherty.

Saturday 12 November (1500 GMT)

Carling Premiership

Carrick Rangers v Glentoran

Donegal Celtic v Crusaders

Glenavon v Cliftonville

Linfield v Coleraine

Lisburn Distillery v Dungannon Swifts

Portadown v Ballymena Utd