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Ross Arthurs savouring Ards' rapid start in the league

By Graham Luney

Published 20/08/2016

Confident: Ross Arthurs is ready to fight to keep Ards in the top-flight
Confident: Ross Arthurs is ready to fight to keep Ards in the top-flight

Ross Arthurs is confident Ards can spring more surprises in the Danske Bank Premiership.

Niall Currie's newly-promoted men sit joint top after three matches with Crusaders and Glenavon and while their early season bounce has surprised a few observers, Arthurs hopes his side can keep rattling the cages of the big guns.

"Seven points from three matches is a good record and we would have bitten your arm off to take that," said the 26-year-old ahead of the clash at Ballymena United.

"Confidence levels are high and the team spirit is very good.

"When you are winning matches morale is higher but we have to keep it going and that's the huge challenge.

"But even last season it was obvious the team was gelling well and playing with a lot of desire and we want to show we belong in the top-flight.

"I was part of the Ards team that got promoted last time but the dream didn't last and we want to stabilise and build. You need a good changing room to progress and we have that.

"I'm not going to say we are going to do a Leicester City and win the league but we don't want to be a club that goes up and then down so we simply want to give it our best in every match and see how high we can finish.

"I've played in the Premiership with Crusaders and Ards before but I don't feel I have anything to prove as a player. What is important is the club is here in the Premiership and we want to keep it here."

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