Irish League: Gary Haveron way of threat Carrick Rangers face against Warrenpoint Town

Carrick boss ''Gary Haveron
Carrick boss ''Gary Haveron

Gary Haveron admits Carrick Rangers will have to be on a ‘Hughes alert’ at Taylor’s Avenue on Saturday.

Newly-promoted Carrick are preparing to host Warrenpoint Town in their latest Danske Bank Premiership instalment.

Barry Gray’s visitors recorded a welcome win in midweek with a 5-1 victory over Lisburn Distillery in the JBE League Cup.

They still await their first league win, with last week’s 2-2 draw with Cliftonville earning the Milltown club their sole point of the season so far.

Despite a slow start to the campaign, Carrick chief Haveron is aware of the attacking threat of Gray’s side.

“They have plenty of scoring threat, especially with the Hughes brothers,” Haveron said.

“They can score goals and also set them up, and they have an eye for goal which makes them very dangerous.

“They have proved it already this season, and they will be hungry to get on the mark on Saturday.

“So we know it is going to be a tough test for us. It is another game against a side in the bottom half of the table, so these fixtures are crucial for us.

“Our season won’t be determined against the top sides, it will probably come down to results against the teams around us in the table.

“So Saturday’s game against Warrenpoint is massive for us, and it is a home game so we want to try and get another win on the board.”