It's raining cats and dogs here, but its a nice night for the ducks, at least that's what they say anyway, only time will tell if the Mallards like it tomorrow. Fans connected with the Sky Blues, have been asking for an update on injured players, but it was always played down by management, so we at 'Sport were shocked this week, when our Sports Therapist (water and sponge man), Gordon McCartney, gave us just that. But immediately Omar's suspicions were aroused, might our management team be playing a 'double bluff', stranger things have happened.
Our manager Spike, has hinted that maybe JT and Steeky, could be added to the panel, but we need to see them back on the team. If the rain continues to fall, might Spike take a chance on Cookie, alongside Captain Jenks, therefore releasing Ruddy to cover at leftback, where we have a serious shortage. In the absence of Brian Mack, we expect Alan D to get a start, alongside Sparky and Thommo, with the barber and Darboy on the flanks and Tippers ploughing a lone furrow upfront, a position that he's not cut for, but needs must.
The Ducks had a good win at 'Stute last week and they'll be fairly confident of turning Ballymena over and getting a much needed confidence boost for the league cup semi-final, at their place in mid-December. We haven't a clue how we are going to win this one, with half of our squad decimated with injuries, but win it we must, as our next three games are tough by anyone's standard, so its mini-crunch time. We need full points tomorrow and we need to get a bit of confidence going, so come on Sky Blues, let's shag those Christmas Ducks!