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Dungannon Swifts playing to win: O’Neill

By Adrian Rutherford

Ryan O’Neill last night insisted that Dungannon Swifts will not be playing for a point when they travel to Glenavon today for a match which will define both clubs’ seasons

The campaign concludes with a hugely important game at Mourneview Park.

With just one round of matches to play, three teams are still sweating on their top-flight status.

Two of the teams in the relegation equation, Glenavon and Dungannon, meet tomorrow.

It’s not quite winner-takes-all, with a draw good enough to ensure Swifts’ safety, but Glenavon need three points to guarantee their own survival.

While a point will do for Dungannon, full-back O’Neill insists they will be aiming for victory.

“The objective against Donegal Celtic was to get three points, we’ve done that and now our focus has to be on winning at Glenavon,” he said.

“There is no reason why we can’t go there and get three points, and that is certainly what we will be aiming to do.

“We aren’t going to hold off or settle for a draw.”

O’Neill believes it is important for Dungannon to have their fate in their own hands.

“We know what we have to do, and that’s a big help,” he added.

“We have claimed back-to-back wins and we’ll want to make it three on Saturday.

“Confidence is high going into the game but we’ve still got to go there and work hard. If we do that then we have a great chance.”

And asked if Dungannon will stay up, O’Neill replied: “Definitely – I’ve no doubts about that.”

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