Glens boss Young boosted by Matty Burrows comeback

Matty Burrows has returned to Irish Premiership club Glentoran
Matty Burrows has returned to Irish Premiership club Glentoran

Glentoran manager Scott Young believes the return of striker Matty Burrows will he a huge plus in the Belfast club's quest for silverware.

Burrows left the Glens in July for a fresh challenge in Spain but has now come back to Northern Ireland.

"It is a huge boost for us. Matty's record was 22 goals in something like 27 starts last season," said Young.

"We did not want to stand is his way when he wanted to try his luck in Spain but it did not work out for him there."

Burrows should be ready for a return to the first team squad soon but faces a battle for a starting role as the Glens hammered Carrick Rangers 6-1 last Saturday.

That got the east Belfast men back on track after back-to-back defeats had sent them tumbling into the bottom half of the Premiership.

Now up to fifth, manager Young is happy with the competition for places up front.

"It is great to see the strikers scoring goals and to have other players Like Darren Boyce and Andy Waterworth, and then young Martin Murray and Owen Beggs breathing down people's necks. That is what you want.

"Matty may be a week or so away from being in contention, but it is great to have him back."