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Jeffrey warns against slip

By Stuart McKinley

David Jeffrey is demanding a response from his players after claiming that they let their standards slip in their last game.

Linfield dropped their first points of the season at home to Dungannon Swifts two weeks ago and the postponements of two matches due to international call-ups mean that today's trip to Ballymena United is the first chance they have had to put that result right.

Qualification for the quarter-finals of the CIS Insurance Cup has already been secured, but the Blues could still be overhauled for first place if they lose their two remaining games.

While a single point would be enough to ensure home advantage in the last eight against either Larne or Lisburn Distillery, Jeffrey wants a win - and a performance to boot.

"We have qualified and we're pleased about that, but what we want to do is get a response from the players following a below par performance against Dungannon," said Jeffrey.

"We know we didn't do ourselves justice that day. We know we didn't play anywhere near our potential or the standards we set ourselves.

"Hopefully put in a performance to be proud of and come away with the three points."

Ballymena United are level on four points with the other two teams in the group, Glenavon and Dungannon.

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