Manager Warren Feeney registers himself as Linfield player

Linfield manager Warren Feeney
Warren Feeney has so far failed in his attempts to land a striker

Linfield manager Warren Feeney has registered himself as a player after his attempts to sign a striker during the transfer window proved unfruitful.

Warrenpoint Town forward Daniel Hughes and German frontman Thiemo-Jerome Kialka were both on Feeney's radar, along with another mystery target.

Feeney won't be playing in Saturday's game away to Ballinamallard United after undergoing surgery on his hand.

The Blues hope to extend their winning start to the campaign to six matches.

Crusaders make the short journey to Solitude for the north Belfast derby against Cliftonville without striker Michael Carvill, who could be sidelined for three weeks after picking up an ankle injury.

Josh Robinson was also forced off during the midweek League Cup second round win over Knockbreda and is rated doubtful for the game.

Coleraine have made a promising start to the season with three wins from five outings and they travel to Stangmore Park to face Dungannon Swifts.

The Swifts hope to have young centre-back Dougie Wilson in the squad but Cameron Grieve and Jamie Douglas miss out.

Glentoran have defender Jay Magee suspended for the visit of Ballymena United, who will hope to add to their solitary point.

Sky Blues boss Glenn Ferguson welcomes back skipper Jim Ervin after suspension, while Mark Magennis is regaining match fitness.

The United manager was also happy with the partnership built up by central defenders Johnny Taylor and recent signing Gareth Rodger in Tuesday's extra-time triumph over Moyola Park.

Meanwhile Gary Haveron's Carrick Rangers squad has been boosted by the acquisition of midfielder Brian McCaul as they prepare to take on Warrenpoint Town at Taylor's Avenue.

Danske Bank Premiership - Saturday 5 September - 15:00 BST kick-offs
Ballinamallard UtdvLinfield
Carrick RangersvWarrenpoint Town
CliftonvillevCrusaders
Dungannon SwiftsvColeraine
GlentoranvBallymena Utd

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