New signings Michael McCrudden and Oisin McMenamin are expected to go straight into Institute’s squad which face Donegal Celtic, this Saturday (KO 3pm).
The pair who joined just before the transfer window closed on Monday evening and they trained with their new team-mates last night and boss Kevin Deery is hoping to have the pair available for selection this weekend.
The Belfast men are still waiting to celebrate a league victory this season and currently sit at the bottom of the Championship One table having only secured three points from their 13 games.
In their last league outing they suffered a heavy 4-1 home defeat to fellow strugglers Lisburn Distillery and because of their poor form Deery wants his side to go all out looking for the win.
“No disrespect to Donegal Celtic, but it’s a game we must win, it’s a simply as that,” he added.
“Our league form has improved and our young squad has learned a lot about the league, so it’s a game we’ll be going looking for the three points.
“Hopefully we’ll have Michael and Oisin cleared to play, I think we might need to get international clearance sorted for Oisin so I’m not sure if he’ll make it.”
Deery also confirmed that he’ll be wanting his side to go at Stephen Hatfield’s side right from the off and he should also welcome back skipper Graham Crown, who missed their last game at Queen’s a few weeks ago.
Crown like a number of players that day was given a day off to rest, while a few others were on the substitutes bench.
“Hopefully we’ll have all our attacking options available, so we can go and take the game to them and hopefully get what would be a very important three points,” he added.
“Unfortunately both Aidan (McCauley) and Ciaron (Harkin) are still suspended, but Niall Grace should be available, he declared himself fit last week despite going over on his ankle, but I’m hoping the extra week’s rest will help him.
“To be fair we have been fortunate enough with injuries and fingers crossed that continues, it has been the suspensions that has hindered us.”