Eddie Patterson hails Curtis Allen impact as Glens ease to three points

Warrenpoints Stephen McCabe clears from Jim O'Hanlon
Warrenpoints Stephen McCabe clears from Jim O'Hanlon

Glentoran manager Eddie Patterson hopes to add to his young squad before the close of the transfer window after they got the better of bottom side Warrenpoint Town at the Oval on Saturday.

A goal in each half from Curtis Allen and one in between from Fra McCaffrey was enough to see off the challenge of Barry Gray’s side who had gone in front courtesy of Stephen Hughes’ clever glancing header.

“Curtis made a difference today. He also missed a couple and he could have added to his tally. It’s good to see him back,” said Patterson.

“Irrespective of the performance, it’s a good three points. The last two games we only picked up one point out of six. We didn’t play as well today as we did in those previous two games but we’ve got all three points. That’s football for you.

“Going on the clear cut chances we had, I think we deserved the win.

“We’re talking to a couple of players at the moment. Whether that comes off or not remains to be seen. If it doesn’t, we hold out until January. If the transfer window closes and we haven’t got anyone, we’ll turn our focus to the boys we have currently.”

Warrenpoint boss Gray admitted there had been some choice words at the interval but they couldn’t prevent his side from falling to their third defeat from three.

“We weren’t happy at half-time at all,” he said.

“We didn’t hold anything back when we talked to the players about it. We made a few stark comments inside – either you do it or you’ll not be here.

“Simple as that.”