Stute hoping to get first win at the Showgrounds tonight

Institute striker Jordan Armstrong tussles with Annagh United defender Paul Stretton. INLS3315-102KM
Institute striker Jordan Armstrong tussles with Annagh United defender Paul Stretton. INLS3315-102KM

Institute manager Kevin Deery may make a few changes ahead of this evening’s North West Senior Cup tie at Limavady United (KO 7.45pm).

Deery, who is still waiting to see his side score their first goal of the season and secure their first victory of the campaign, has an injury doubt over Shane McGinty while the likes of Mark Scoltock, Jordan Armstrong, Ryan Morrow and Ryan Varma will all be eyeing a place in the starting line-up.

“I think everyone has been superb in terms of effort and commitment, both playing and training, and people deserve their chance, so this game will be an opportunity to maybe make a few changes, but we’ll still be fielding a strong side,” he stated.

“There’s very little between the players in this squad with some good players yet to get their chance so I’ll probably make some slight changes on Friday.

“I’ll play people who I feel need game time and those players, who probably will feel hard done by in terms of not being in the team when they have done nothing wrong. We’ll have a think about it later in the week and we’ll go with what we think is capable of winning the game.

“Those players who have been on the fringes in our league games this season will be given an opportunity and I’ll be looking for them to lay down a marker and get us a victory.

“Obviously if we get a victory and get into the final then myself and the coaching staff will have some decisions to make ahead of our next league game against Larne.

“As a manager I want a selection headache and I want whatever team I select to keep our standards up. Yes we haven’t won yet, but our performances have been good, but I want those standards to be even higher against Limavady as we are craving for our first win.

“We’ll continue to work hard at training all this week and keep believing in what we are doing and things will turn for us.”

Deery knows his side are going to have a busy evening as the Roesiders have got off to a flying start to the season and are unbeaten.

Striker Cathair Friel is also amongst the goals having netted four goals in opening three games.

“We need a win and to be honest we’ll be preparing for the game as though it’s a big league match,” he added.

“Limavady have started the season really well and I have been led to believe they had a convincing win at Coagh United last Saturday.

“I have been keeping an eye on how they have been doing and I also know that Cathair Friel is scoring away, so we’ll have to be at our best to get through.”