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Gary Liggett can step up to the mark: Glenn Ferguson

By Stuart McKinley

Glenn Ferguson is backing Lisburn Distillery striker Gary Liggett to live up to the expectations of his is former manager Tommy Wright.

The retirement of Ferguson and Gary Browne's exit to Linfield left the Whites short of goals, but before he left to become Steve Lomas' assistant at St Johnstone, Wright claimed that Liggett has the potential to help his team make up for the loss of those two experienced hitmen by becoming a 20-goal a season man.

And Ferguson, who is now number two to John Cunningham at New Grosvenor, is of the same mind as Wright.

"Gary has scored 10 goals already, so he's halfway there," said Ferguson, ahead of today's game at home to Donegal Celtic.

"He's probably not happy with 10 goals either because he could - and probably should - have scored more.

"When you look at how well he has done and you realise that he's done it in a struggling team you get an idea of his achievements."

And for any young striker, having someone who has done as much in his career as Ferguson around for advice is an invaluable asset.

"I speak to Gary before every game and throughout our training sessions, giving him advice and pointing little things out to him," said Ferguson.

"We're trying to push him to go and score even more goals and hopefully we can create the chances and get the ball into the box for him to put away and help lift us up the table."

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