Dungannon Swifts manager Dixie Robinson has backed Timmy Adamson to start firing again — and sooner rather than later.
The striker, who scored 23 goals last season, has not hit the target in his side's opening six games.
However Robinson believes it is only a matter of time before Adamson starts scoring again, and he is hoping the striker rediscovers his touch ahead of three tough games — against Portadown, Glentoran and Linfield.
First up is tomorrow’s trip to Shamrock Park, where a win will see Dungannon return to the top of the table.
“Timmy missed most of the pre-season campaign and has not been 100 per cent fit,” said Robinson. “He is nearly there and all he needs is one goal to get him going again. I have no fears about Timmy and I’ve every confidence in him.
“Timmy has proven himself every season he has been at Dungannon. He works hard for the team, defends from the front and is a very unselfish player. In fact there are times when I feel he should be a bit more selfish, but he has worked hard in all the games this season and I’m pleased with his contribution.”
Portadown recorded their first victory since returning to the top flight last Friday night, when they cruised to a 6-1 win over Lisburn Distillery.
“It's great to have Portadown back in the league,” added Robinson, who spent a season as a player at Shamrock Park in the late 1980s
“It is a big game for both sides after last weekend.
“Portadown had a terrific win and their confidence will be high,” he said.
“The game can’t come quick enough for us either, after losing to Crusaders, and we will be looking to bounce back with a positive result.”