Ballinamallard United boss Whitey Anderson is seeking some home comforts

Whitey Anderson
Whitey Anderson

Whitey Anderson is hoping to take advantage of home comforts when he team rolls out the welcome mat for Glentoran for Saturday’s Danske Bank Premiership clash.

The Ducks will play three of their next four games at Ferney Park and the wily Anderson admits his boys must start putting points on the board.

“I thought we did well in the first half at Seaview last week,” he said.

“We played with a high line and Crusaders didn’t really hurt us. They upped the tempo after the interval and we struggled to cope. But we are only three games into the season.

“We now have a few home fixtures coming up, so we must take full advantage.”

Anderson stressed that once his new strike partnership of Anthony Elding and Johnny Lafferty reach match fitness, they’ll be a worry to any defence in the league.

He added: “I’m looking forward to them peaking in terms of fitness. They showed glimpses of what they can do against Crusaders. Lafferty’s goal was a smasher.

“Anthony has played a mere three games in six months. You don’t reach match fitness over night after being out for so long.

“We have a few boys struggling with fitness. Had our squad been fully fit, we would have had more points on the board at this stage, there is no question about that.”

Anderson knows Eddie Patterson’s Glentoran will be coming to County Fermanagh on a mission.

“They are a good side,” he added. “It certainly will be another battle.

“Players like Curtis Allen and Fra McCaffrey are real threats.”