Dungannon Swifts boss Darren Murphy believes Glentoran’s embattled players “deserve great credit” as they contend with their latest wage crisis.
The Glens picked up another valuable three points with Saturday’s 1-0 win over Portadown.
It came after news emerged that players had not been paid for the month of January.
It is not the first time Eddie Patterson’s squad have been left short-changed this season.
They endured a similar wage delay at the end of last year, just before the club announced a significant cash injection from sponsors McLean’s Bookmakers aimed at easing the club’s financial concerns
Boss Patterson admitted at the weekend that his players “deserved better” as the latest wage impasse hit the headlines.
And for Murphy – whose Swifts side travels to the Oval for Tuesday night’s rearranged Premiership clash – Patterson and his players deserve credit.
“It would have been easy for Glentoran to slip down the table, and nobody could have argued with the players,” Murphy said.
“But they have continually performed on the pitch. That proves they are a solid unit and will work for each other.
“I am under no illusions going into Tuesday’s game. Whether they have been paid or not, they will be fired up.”