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Australia-bound Frazer keen to wave goodbye to Ards on a high

 

By Steven Beacom

Jonny Frazer says the Ards players aren't disheartened by their bottom of the table status but admits they must start finding consistency to move away from relegation trouble.

Frazer leaves for Australia at the end of this month and wants to go with Ards on the way up rather than looking down under in every sense.

Today they host Warrenpoint Town in a crucial fixture. Despite poor results Ards have not been cut adrift with the relegation fight as intriguing as the chase to become champions. Just nine points separate seventh-placed Glentoran and Ards, who have shown they can earn big results having defeated Linfield.

"We have been unlucky with injuries but also we haven't been playing well at the right times," said Frazer. "We have delivered good performances against Linfield and the big teams but when it comes to the crunch games against Newry, Warrenpoint, Dungannon and Institute we have been dropping points when last season we were winning.

"I have been here a year and a half and against Newry recently when we lost 2-0 it was our worst performance in my time.

"We aren't down or disheartened though because the manager Colin Nixon has been keeping it upbeat in training and now we have a big match against Warrenpoint and we need to win that.

"We are better than the position we are in but we need to start picking up points. Our problem is consistency. We feel we can beat anyone on our day and have shown that. When we have everyone fit and are on our game nobody likes playing Ards.

"I don't want the club to get relegated whether I'm leaving or not and I don't want to be leaving when we are bottom. The good thing is that there's not much between the teams in the bottom half and no one is being cut adrift at this stage."

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