Portstewart face derby tie against Glebe in opening game

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PORTSTEWART will open the new season with a trip to Glebe Rangers, this will be followed by a home tie with Championbship Two newcomers Tobermore United.

Ports boss Gary Taylor is looking forward to getting back in the dug out.

He had his side in last Thursday night for their first pre seasonsession, and he’s happy with the new players that Portstewart have introduced to the squad for the season.

“We’ve had a couple of good hard sessions now,” Gary told Times Sport.

“John Neill, Lee Forgrave, Ryan Doherty, Nigel Turner and Ricky Dunlop have come on board this year and we’re delighted to see them.

“They are all experienced players - something that we were missing last year.

“We have a good strong squad and we’re excited about the new sesason,” said Gary.

Portstewart have a numbe rof pre-season friendlies arranged. The first will take place on Saturday, July 20 against Ballymena League side Aghogill Thistle, following that Lisburn Distillery are the visitors on Saturday, July 27 then Banbridge Rangers on Saturday, August 3.