Irish Premiership: Carrick Rangers v Dungannon Swifts (Tue)

Gary Haveron's side played their first home game since 31 October when they beat Coleraine on Saturday
Gary Haveron's side played their first home game since 31 October when they beat Coleraine on Saturday

Tenth-placed Carrick Rangers could overtake Dungannon Swifts in the Irish Premiership table if they win Tuesday's rearranged game at Taylor's Avenue.

Gary Haveron's side moved level on points with the Stangmore Park club by beating Coleraine 2-1 on Saturday, and have one game in hand over the Swifts.

"Dungannon have shown the formula for staying in this league with a limited budget," said Haveron.

"They are a fantastic model for us to look at and try to replicate."

"I have said all along that our home form is vitally important if we are to stay in this league and that is still the case," added the Carrick boss.

Concerns over the condition of the pitch persist at the Belfast Loughshore Arena but Haveron says that everything will be done to try and make sure that the fixture goes ahead.

"Everyone at the club is working incredibly hard. We just have to concentrate on getting ourselves right for the game - if it goes ahead, well and good, if not, we will start preparing for Saturday."

Dungannon lost 1-0 to Glenavon on Saturday and after Tuesday night's scheduled fixture, Rodney McAree's charges face another crucial home match against bottom club Warrenpoint Town on Saturday.

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