Irish Premiership: Carrick Rangers v Dungannon Swifts (Tue)

Miguel Chines scored in Carrick's 2-1 win over Dungannon Swifts on the opening day of the season
Miguel Chines scored in Carrick's 2-1 win over Dungannon Swifts on the opening day of the season on 8 August

Carrick Rangers host fellow strugglers Dungannon Swifts in a rearranged Irish Premiership game on Tuesday night.

Carrick threw away a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 to 10-man Portadown on Saturday and are chasing their first league win since 12 September.

The Swifts are on a worse run of form, having lost seven league games in a row, the last five by a single goal.

Carrick lie 10th in the table on 11 points, with Dungannon three points worse off in 11th place.

The Stangmore Park club last picked up a point in a 3-3 draw with Portadown on 19 September.

Five weeks later Rodney McAree took over the reins as manager after Darren Murphy resigned following a defeat by Ballymena United.

The Swifts conceded a late goal to lose 2-1 at home to Glenavon on Saturday.

"When you come off a defeat like we suffered, the first thing you look for is your next game, to try to make amends," said McAree.

The fixture was scheduled to be played on Saturday 7 November but was called off because of a waterlogged pitch.

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