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Feeney tells Linfield aces tough times are ahead

By Staff Reporter

Published 25/07/2015

Linfield manager Warren Feeney has warned his players that they will be in for tough training sessions next week
Linfield manager Warren Feeney has warned his players that they will be in for tough training sessions next week

Linfield manager Warren Feeney has warned his players that they face a tough time in next week's training sessions as they prepare for an assault on the Danske Bank Premiership title.

After exiting the Europa League to Spartak Trnava the kick-off for the domestic campaign in a fortnight's time is now the focus and Feeney wants to replicate the Slovakian side's sharp cutting edge.

"If I am picky, probably they are ruthless in both boxes, a couple came off their keeper and they cleared, whereas if that's in our area, they stick it in the back of the net - that's the difference," said Feeney after Thursday's 3-1 defeat at Windsor Park, which meant a 5-2 aggregate loss.

"It was a good exercise going into the season, but that will be a different ball game.

"They'll probably have a couple of hard nights next week and then they'll be ready for the domestic campaign."

Today's friendlies: Albert Foundry v Linfield, Ballinamallard United v Ards, Ballyclare Comrades v Ballymena United, Banbridge Town v Cliftonville XI, Crusaders v Institute, Drogheda Town v Glenavon, Larne v Cliftonville XI, Knockbreda v Carrick Rangers, Rathfriland Rangers v Dungannon Swifts, Portadown v H&W Welders.

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