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Linfield are just warming up, warns David Healy

By Graham Luney

Linfield boss David Healy has insisted his side have more gears to go through as they fight to retain the Danske Bank Premiership title.

The Blues weathered a Big Two storm at Windsor Park on Saturday as Aaron Burns' early header saw off a determined Glentoran side to make it five consecutive league wins for the champions.

Healy's side face another massive test tomorrow when they take on Crusaders at Seaview and Northern Ireland's record goalscorer admits their biggest rivals are already into their stride. The Crues put five past Ballinamallard United on Saturday while Coleraine have made it six wins on the spin and Glenavon are also scoring goals for fun.

"We are lagging behind a bit," argued Healy. "Other teams are probably miles ahead of where we are at, beating teams week in, week out. They are hammering teams and with our IRN-BRU Cup games we will be behind again, chasing others, but we are still in there fighting."

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