Vorksla Poltava v Glentoran (Thu)

Scott Young in Macedonia
Glentoran manager Scott Young is aware of the challenge his side faces

Glentoran will rely on youth as they attempt to overturn a two-goal deficit in the second leg of their Europa League second qualifying round tie.

Manager Scott Young has again included a number of teenagers in his 16-man squad for the trip to Ukraine.

Among the Glens' absentees are Sean Ward, who is on holiday, and Richard Clarke who is on honeymoon.

Colin Nixon, Richard Gibson, Aidan O'Kane, Ciaran Martyn and Andy Waterworth all have work commitments.

The Glens lost 2-0 in the first leg at the Oval last week.

"This game out there will be very difficult for us," conceded the Glens boss before the squad's departure.

"They play on a massive pitch and they have very quick players, but it will be a big experience for our young boys and the other players at the club.

"It is better to be playing a top Ukranian side than playing a friendly at this time of year so hopefully it will be a learning experience for them going into the new season.

"Our pre-season has been different this year because of the four European games, however so far it has been a very good pre-season for Glentoran."

Glentoran squad: Morris, Hogg, Taylor, McGovern, Hill, O'Hanlon, Howland, Cherry, Murray, Carson, McGuigan, Beggs, Boyce, Davison, Johnston, Callacher.

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