Belfast Telegraph

Healy: Blame me, I'm not getting it right at Linfield

By Graham Luney

David Healy has admitted he’s “not getting it right” as Linfield manager.

A 1-1 draw in the Boxing Day derby against Glentoran allowed Crusaders, who thumped Cliftonville 4-0, to extend their lead at the top of the Danske Bank Premiership to SEVEN points.

“Big games call for big players and we didn’t have enough big players turning up today,” blasted Healy whose side visit Crusaders on Saturday.

“I take responsibility for the team that is selected and the substitutions. I’m the manager but in the real crunch games like the Cup finals and the Boxing Day games and Crusaders matches, we need our players to turn up and over the past 14 months that I have been here we haven’t.

“I pick the team and I pick the players so it’s my fault. I continue to pick those players so I’m not getting it right. Until I start getting it right we will fall short.

“I didn’t see enough of the character, steel and fight that I need to see.”

Crues boss Stephen Baxter was buzzing after the Solitude win, saying: “The manner of the performance was top drawer.”

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