Swifts hit back at captain claims as Tipton prepares to take on his old mentor McFall

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Ryan Harpur (centre) with boss Rodney McAree and Ryan Mayse.

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Dungannon Swifts are hitting back at claims club captain Ryan Harpur was suspended and shouldn't have played in Saturday's 2-0 win against Ballinamallard.

He had been sent off in the BetMcLean League Cup final victory over Ballymena and was due to serve an automatic one-match ban but Dungannon appealed the dismissal and say the skipper was cleared to play at the weekend.

The Mallards could challenge the result are to meet to discuss the situation. 

The Swifts go to Carrick on Tuesday night in one of four re-arranged Danske Bank Premiership matches.

Linfield can draw level on points with Glenavon in third place by beating the Lurgan side at Windsor Park.

Here's Blues boss David Healy...

Meanwhile, Ballymena take on Ards in Bangor and Glentoran welcome Warrenpoint Town.

Ronnie McFall's aiming to make it two wins out of two on his return as Glens boss, but expects a tough test...

McFall is going head to head with Point boss Matthew Tipton, who he brought to the Irish League as a player with Portadown seven years ago.

Tipton says despite being seven points clear of the drop zone going into the game, he’s far from happy with the season so far ...

There's free admission at the Oval as the original game was abandoned last month.

Also on Tuesday night, Derry City go to Bohemians in the League of Ireland.

All the matches kick-off at 7.45pm.

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