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It's unfair to make swift judgements on Linfield struggles, says Carrick Ranger boss Gary Haveron

By Stuart McKinley

Gary Haveron wants to make matters worse for under pressure Linfield manager David Healy, but the Carrick Rangers boss, who will lead his team into a County Antrim Shield semi-final against the Blues tonight, claims that judgement on the Northern Ireland legend's managerial abilities should be reserved.

Linfield have lost all of their last four league games and last month they could only manage a 1-1 draw at home to Carrick in the Premiership, which gives Haveron hope for tonight's game.

"I feel for David Healy because I don't think that Linfield's performances and their results have necessarily married up," said Haveron.

"We had a report from their match at Portadown on Saturday and from that they deserved something from the game.

"We are in a similar position, we could have taken something from our last six or seven league games, but all we've got is two points.

"When momentum is going against you the little breaks don't go your way in the way they would if results were going in your favour.

"It's tough for David. He hasn't managed before and that has been used against him already.

"He has to work with the players he's got and it will take him time to impose his own personality and ideas on the squad.

"I think it's too early to judge David. He's only in the job a matter of weeks."

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