Goalkeeper Aaron Kerr insists he can’t wait to make his home debut in the derby at Inver Park, after assuming the number one jersey from Chris Keenan.
Kerr, who moved from Wellington Rec on Deadline Day, made his first start for the club in the 0-0 draw at Limavady United last Saturday.
This afternoon Carrick Rangers come to Inver for the East Antrim derby and Kerr wants to make a big impression.
“Chris and myself have passed each other at different clubs including Crusaders and here,” Kerr said.
“I said to Graham (McConnell) on Deadline Day that I would come in and do a job if he needed to me and, although I’m still carrying a couple of injuries, I’ll do the best I can.
“I’ve never played in a Larne-Carrick derby but I’m led to believe they can be quite tasty, so I’m looking forward to it.
“It’ll be a good atmosphere and I’m sure everyone will be up for it.”
Saturday’s 0-0 draw at the Limavady Showgrounds did at least give Kerr a clean sheet in his first game for the club, something he was pleased about.
He said: “We should have battered them to be honest but going away anywhere you take a point.
“We’re disappointed not to win but sometimes in those circumstances you just have to take a point and move on.
“I think the back four did really well and to be honest they’re all quality players, so that gives you massive confidence as a goalkeeper.
“As the game goes on a 0-0 you’re always worried about them sneaking one, but the boys did well to keep the door closed.”