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Niall Currie confident his job isn't under threat

Ards 1 Dungannon Swifts 3: Ards boss Niall Currie says he doesn't fear for his job security despite Saturday's defeat to Dungannon Swifts cutting his side nine points adrift at the bottom of the table.

Craig McMillen had given Currie's side a first-half lead and, after goalkeeper Alan Blayney had saved both Matt Hazley's penalty and Ryan Harpur's close-range follow-up, the Swifts levelled through Marc Brolly before Gary Liggett's double earned maximum points.

"The Ards board have been fantastic," said Currie.

"As a manager, I couldn't ask for any more support but, unfortunately, at the moment they're not getting what they deserve.

"We've gone from a very decent performance on Tuesday night (against Cliftonville), when everybody seemed hungry for the ball and wanted to close people down to conceding a goal today in the second half and everybody gets deflated.

"That's the big disappointment for me, because at one each we should get back into it and go again but that didn't happen.

"I've said to the players that I want them to have the same passion and the same love and affiliation for the club that I have grown to have. I think the one thing that anyone could ever say about me was I wore my heart on my sleeve and I gave everything."

Ards: Blayney, Gibson, Hunter, Cully, McDowell, Faulkner, Henderson (Gordon, 82 mins), Knowles, Dougan (McCullough, 8 mins), McMillen (Mitchell, 67 mins), Arthurs. Unused subs: Smith, Armstrong.

Dungannon: Buchanan, Brennan, McCullough, Brolly, Grieve, Harpur, Hutchinson (Fitzpatrick, 69 mins), McCaffrey, Tomelty (Glackin, 75 mins), Hazley, Liggett. Unused subs: Lavery, McMinn, Burns

Referee: Colin Burns (Comber)

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