Ballymena United and Dungannon Swifts will go head to head in the final of the BetMcLean League Cup at Windsor Park this afternoon with plenty to play for. David Jeffrey’s Sky Blues will be looking to retain the trophy after beating Carrick Rangers 2-0 in last year’s final at Seaview. The Swifts on the other hand have a bigger incentive to get their hands on the Cup because it would mean they will have won the first senior trophy in the club’s history.
Ballymena United skipper Jim Ervin has dismissed talk that his side are favourites for today’s BetMcLean League Cup Final. The bookmakers have made United slight favourites for the clash but in their two meetings so far this season the honours are shared. United are just above the Swifts in the league standings and Ervin says Dungannon are a very good side. “It will not be easy. You go in to any final and it is not easy to win it.
The Reds saw off Crusaders 4-1 in the Irish Cup on Saturday - with striker Joe Gormley scoring a hat-trick - and Jeffrey admits the Sky Blues will have to be wary of Cliftonville’s firepower. “When I heard the result on Saturday I thought they really are getting their firepower going,” said Jeffrey.
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