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Swifts' goal is to secure hat-trick of wins: Boyce

Adrian Rutherford

Darren Boyce believes it is time for Dungannon Swifts to start thinking about climbing the table instead of worrying about the teams below.

After a poor run of form, Dungannon have won their last two matches and will be aiming for a third victory against Glenavon tonight.

The Mid-Ulster rivals clash at Mourneview Park, with Swifts knowing they can move level on points with Gary Hamilton's side with another win.

It adds further incentive to what is always a keenly contested fixture.

And Boyce, who is Dungannon's leading scorer this season with nine goals, believes they can secure another win.

"We have had two good results against Linfield and Ards, and we want to kick on from that," the striker said.

"Friday night will be a difficult game and people probably don't expect us to get anything from it, but we expect to get something.

"A win would take us level on points with Glenavon, so it gives us a bit of extra motivation."

In recent seasons survival has been the priority for Dungannon. But wins against Linfield and Ards have seen Swifts re-establish a sizeable gap over the bottom teams.

They are now 10 points ahead of Ards and 12 in front of basement side Warrenpoint Town, but Boyce believes they should be focusing on the teams ahead of them.

"The table is very tight and a few results can make such a difference," he added.

If tonight's game is anything like their previous meeting this season then fans will be in for a treat. The sides served up six goals and a host of other talking points after a 3-3 draw at Stangmore Park in late August.

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