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Clucas is eager to get career back on track at Dungannon

By Adrian Rutherford

Published 20/08/2016

Dungannon manager Rodney McAree
Dungannon manager Rodney McAree

Seanan Clucas says he has returned to Dungannon Swifts with a point to prove.

The midfielder has had two frustrating seasons, first at Linfield and then at Derry City, since returning from England in 2014.

Clucas signed for his hometown club in June and, despite missing most of pre-season, has started all three league games so far.

He capped his best performance to date by scoring his first Swifts goal in last weekend's 4-0 win over Coleraine.

Clucas, who is 23, admits that he has plenty of motivation as he seeks to rebuild his career at Stangmore Park.

"I'm definitely trying to prove a point to myself, that I can get back to where I was in my career," he said.

"But it is about small steps, and the first step is to play regularly, get my fitness up and get wins with Dungannon Swifts so we can push on and get as high up the table as possible.

"I'm not fully match fit yet. Saturday was only my third competitive game.

"So the more matches I play and the more 90 minutes I get under my belt, the sharper I'm going to get and hopefully the better the performances I give for Dungannon Swifts."

Clucas will aim to make it two wins from two at Cliftonville this afternoon.

But if Dungannon are to secure a second successive victory they must end a near 30-game winless sequence against the Reds.

They have not beaten Cliftonville since February 2008.

And you have to delve even further into the record books for their last win at Solitude - all the way back to April 2006.

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