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Rovers aiming for a quiet night at Glens

IRISH LEAGUE side Glentoran hope they can carry their goal-scoring form into the Setanta Sports Cup tonight even though they need a miracle to get past Shamrock Rovers and into the last four.

The Glens are given little chance of making it into the semi-finals as they lost the first leg 5-1.

But their form has picked up since Rovers inflicted that beating at Tallaght Stadium as the east Belfast side have scored nine goals in their four outings since, the most recent being Saturday's 3-0 Irish League win over Ballinamallard United.

Rovers boss Trevor Croly (right) will assess the fitness of his squad before the trip to Belfast, though defender David O'Connor is certain to miss out while Kieran Watters and Stephen McPhail will not be risked.

Croly could also use the game to give a run-out to Karl Sheppard – a second-half sub in Friday's 4-1 win over Athlone Town – to work on his fitness ahead of Friday's Dublin derby against Bohemians.

If they get through to the semi-finals, Rovers will face Dundalk with the first leg at home next Monday, and the return in Oriel Park on April 15th.


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