Celtic face tough test at Stangmore

Lurgan Celtic manager Colin Malone. INLM52-706.
Lurgan Celtic manager Colin Malone. INLM52-706.

Lurgan Celtic face a formidable task on Tuesday night when they travel to Stangmore Park for their Mid-Ulster Cup tie against Dungannon Swifts.

The Swifts are enjoyed a superb season in the Premiership and at the weekend progressed to the last eight of the Irish Cup with a fine win at Coleraine.

Hoops manager Colin Malone sees this tie as a chance to get another much needed 90 minutes in for his Championship Two side.

“We won’t be at full strength so it will be very tough to go there and cause an upset but you never know,” said Malone.

“I can’t see Darren Murphy putting out a weak team because the Mid-Ulster Cup competition is important to them. He may have a few changes, but I expect to see a strong Swifts side.

“For us it is a chance to get another game in which is something we need right now. Once these cup games are out of the way we can get the players in who signed in the window and push on the league.”

The match starts at 7.45pm.