Glens chasing £100,000 Europa cash bost

Glentoran manager Eddie Patterson knows full well that victory over KR Reykjavik in the Europa League tie would be worth in the region of £100,000 to the cash-strapped Irish League club.

The Glens are in a good position after last week's goal-less draw in Iceland but Patterson insists that a "tough task" lies ahead at the Oval on Thursday night.

"But we have every opportunity to go through," added the Glens boss.

Glentoran manager Eddie Patterson says his players stuck perfectly to the game-plan as they held Icelandic League leaders KR Reykjavik to a goal-less draw in the Europa League qualifier first leg.

"It wasn't just a case of 10 men behind the ball. We had a couple of half-chances in the first half and we kept our shape," said the Glens boss.

"Mark Miskimmin did very well for us up front ably accompanied by Richard Clarke...but the work-rate of all the lads was absolutely fantastic."