Barrry Holland knows that Cliftonville have to achieve their own goal tomorrow and not rely on Glentoran to do them a favour.
A draw at home to Bangor would be sufficient to seal the Reds a cherished place in the top six after the split.
An Institute win at the Oval would not stop the north Belfast side tussling with the big boys as Eddie Patterson’s outfit, who are two points ahead of the Drumahoe men, have a vastly superior goal difference.
Stute would need to thrash the Glens by 13 clear goals — an unlikely scenario even allowing for their inconsistent form!
However, if the Seasiders win at Solitude, manager Eddie Patterson will be praying the Glens do not stumble across the city.
“We go into every game looking to win it and that philosophy won’t change,” said Holland. “I feel that Cliftonville deserve to be in the top six. It is where the club should be, taking on the likes of Linfield and Glentoran. One point will see us into the top six but Bangor will be tough opponents. We drew 1-1 at Bangor in January.”