Irish Premiership: Glentoran v Glenavon

Glentoran's Nacho Novo in action against Michael Ruddy of Ards
Glentoran's Nacho Novo in action against Michael Ruddy of Ards
Danske Bank Irish Premiership: Glentoran v Glenavon
Venue: The Oval, Belfast Date: Tuesday, 13 September Kick-off: 19:45 BST
Coverage: Latest score, match report and goal highlights on BBC Sport NI website

Acting team boss Roy Coyle has urged Glentoran to act quickly in appointing a new manager.

The Glens take on Glenavon in a league fixture on Tuesday - two weeks after Alan Kernaghan resigned in the wake of a shock cup defeat by Annagh United.

Former manager Coyle has taken charge until a permanent replacement is found.

"I hope the board will make a decision soon. The man I hope they get in will be driven and someone who will make big decisions," said Coyle.

Glentoran are ninth in the table having lost four of their opening six Irish Premiership fixtures.

Former Republic of Ireland defender Kernaghan quit the Oval job shortly after the 3-2 League Cup defeat away to Championship strugglers Annagh.

Last Saturday, in Coyle's first match in temporary charge, the Glens lost 2-0 away to Ards.

"I had a chat with the players after the game and told them, in no uncertain terms, how I felt," added Coyle.

"They are aware of what is necessary."

Glenavon are also anxious to bounce back from a disappointing result at the weekend.

Their 1-0 home defeat by Ballinamallard United sent Gary Hamilton's men tumbling from second place in the table to sixth.

"The enthusiasm and energy just didn't seem to be there, but Ballinamallard were really good," said player-manager Hamilton.

"I was disappointed but the boys have a chance to bounce back against Glentoran and they will have to play a lot better because we were nowhere near our best on Saturday."

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