Larne set to take on Cliftonville in friendly

Larne FC boss Graham McConnell.

Larne FC boss Graham McConnell.

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After Saturday’s 3-2 Steel and Sons Cup defeat to Cliftonville Olympic, Larne go head-to-head with the north Belfast club’s first-team in a friendly at Inver tonight (Wednesday, 7:30pm).

There are no points at stake, but it will be a big opportunity for Graham McConnell’s men to restore an element of pride after the weekend result.

“They asked us for the game because they have some players getting back from injury,” McConnell told the Times.

“However, we are not simply facilitating them, because Sammy Smith (Larne’s assistant manager) and myself were talking last week about scheduling a game as we have some players who need and deserve match-time.”