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Ronnie McFall demands Ports show talents on the big screen

Portadown suffered a 4-2 defeat to Glenavon in Octobers Sky Sports clash at Shamrock Park

Portadown suffered a 4-2 defeat to Glenavon in Octobers Sky Sports clash at Shamrock Park

Ronnie McFall insists Portadown will be out to “prove a point” in front of the Sky Sports cameras on Monday night.

The Ports travel to the Oval to face Glentoran in a crunch Danske Bank Premiership fixture (7.45pm).

It is the second time this season McFall’s side will have graced the Sky Sports cameras.

Back in October they were on the receiving end of a 4-2 defeat to derby rivals Glenavon at Shamrock Park.

It was a humbling experience for title contenders Portadown, and one McFall is hoping to avoid a repeat of in East Belfast tonight.

“That was a very disappointing night. To lose 4-2 to your arch rivals is a painful experience, especially when it is in front of a television audience,” he said.

“So we have a point to prove, and we certainly want to put on a better performance this time.

“We have picked up a bit of form in recent games and hopefully we can carry that momentum into Monday night. We want to get the win and keep on the tails of the leaders.”

Portadown have shown signs of recovery following a mini-blip.

A 2-0 win over Warrenpoint Town was followed up by a spirited 3-3 draw with champions Cliftonville - a game where the Ports were forced to come back from 3-1 down.

“We are still in there fighting,” McFall added.

“We dropped a few points but we have bounced back over the last couple of games. The spirit of the lads has been fantastic, and that is something we will have to continue.

“We are only into December, so there is a lot of football to be played.

“Teams continue to drop points, just like Linfield at the weekend. That is the nature of this league - everyone can beat each other.

“We have to just look after ourselves and keep picking up as many points as we can. We will then see where it takes us.”

 

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