GlensTV speak with new signing Tre Sterling, Tre tells us about his time at Fleetwood, his days at Glentoran academy, he also touches on what manager Gary Haveron has planned for him and finally what it means to play for Glentoran.
The club has agreed to Cliftonville's request to take Kym Nelson on loan until the end of this season.
Kym is under contract until the end of 2017/18 season but the manager has agreed that after prolonged absences through injury it would be beneficial for the player to get game time elsewhere before returning to fight for his place at Glentoran next season
Glentoran bowed out of the Tennent’s Irish Cup today after a 2-1 extra time defeat to Linfield. Curtis Allen put the Glens ahead in the first half but Stephen Lowry equalised after an hour and Andrew Waterworth scrambled in the Extra Time winner to end the home side’s participation in this season’s cup.
Don't miss an Irish Cup Special edition of your multi-award winning Glentoran Gazette. Our burgeoning Academy has a major announcement plus news of their latest trophy success, Brian McClelland looks back at two members of our very first Irish Cup winning team, on a Big Two theme Philip Stevenson tells the story of a player of the 1970s who played on both sides of the divide and there's all the usual news, views, interviews, stats and photos. A big crowd and another sell-out are on the cards so get there early to be sure of your copy!
Glentoran face Linfield at the Oval on Saturday in what is undoubtedly the tie of the round in the Tennents Irish Cup. The ‘Big Two’ have met twice in the Danske Bank Premiership already this season with both games being very tight affairs; a 2-1 win for the Blues back in early October (Gary Haveron’s first game in charge at the Oval) was followed by a 1-1 draw on Boxing Day.
The club is delighted to announce that Tre Sterling has rejoined the club after 2 years in full time football with Fleetwood Town.
Tre (17) joined the Glentoran Academy aged 11 and played his entire youth career at the club, winning numerous trophies and personal accolades. He captained Glentoran at all his age groups, represented Northern Ireland in the Victory Shield and at Under 17 and is a regular member of the current international Under 19 squad.
Guidance for supporters travelling to support the team in Detroit.
The club is pleased to confirm that Detroit City FC has been able to able to reserve a block of 50 rooms at the Motor City Hotel and Casino in Detroit for Glentoran supporters travelling for the match. The players and club officials will be staying in this hotel.
Glentoran Academy Under 13s will celebrate their unprecedented treble with the fans at our Irish Cup match against Linfield this Saturday.
Recently we told you that the Under 13s won the All Ireland Cup and the Board would invite the coaches and players to the Oval to show off their latest trophy as well as their NIBFA and Foyle Cup trophies.
The team will be on the pitch at 2.45pm on Saturday and we hope all Glenmen will give them a huge cheer in recognition of their success.
Gary Haveron made a few changes to the side following last Saturday's disappointing 2-2 draw against Dungannon Swifts at the Oval. For Tuesday night's game against basement side, Portadown, James Ferrin moved to right back with skipper Stephen McAlorum, making his 150th appearance for Glentoran, returning to the centre of midfield. Nacho Novo also started up front with Curtis Allen in a more positive looking starting line up. Marcus Kane was also back in the squad following a long injury lay off, taking one of the positions on the bench.
We would like to remind all supporters that next week's Irish Cup tie against Linfield is all ticket. Adult tickets for both the grandstand and terracing have been distributed to all our ticket outlets. Concession tickets are only available at the Superstore with a small number remaining. These can be bought at the Superstore on Thursday evening, however opening times may change therefore please keep an eye on the website for up to date information. As this is a cup tie, season tickets are NOT valid.