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Newry City boss Gerry Flynn eyes top six spot

Gerry Flynn is planning to gate crash the much vaunted top six of the Carling Premiership.

And the Newry City manager is demanding that the performance in Monday night’s 4-2 win over Portadown on live television is repeated long after the Sky Sports cameras have gone.

The victory against the Ports shot Newry three places up the table to the brink of the top half, but they remain six points adrift of Cliftonville and Ballymena United — ironically two clubs Flynn represented during his playing days.

“It was nice to perform so well and take our chances in front of the TV cameras,” said Flynn, ahead of tonight’s trip to Mourneview Park to face Glenavon.

“We have been playing well, I wasn’t happy with the performance away to Linfield, other than that we’ve done well, but our finishing has let us down.

“We got our rewards against Portadown, now it’s about kicking on and with a game against Ballymena next week, trying to make sure a place in the top six is in our own hands.”

Flynn has always held the belief that his squad is good enough to be in the top half and what he has seen of late has only seen that increase.

“I look at the players in the squad, the quality we have and how they have been playing and I believe everything is in place to make us a top six team,” he said.

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