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We will hold our nerve in race for the title, insists Millar

 

Leroy Millar
Leroy Millar

By Graham Luney

Ballymena United midfielder Leroy Millar says his side won't lose their cool as the Danske Bank Premiership title race hots up.

If both the Sky Blues and Linfield win their games today and United defeat Institute on Tuesday night they will only be three points behind David Healy's side.

David Jeffrey's title chasers host Glentoran today, determined to keep on the Blues who have lost a big league game to Gleanvon and the County Antrim Shield final to Crusaders.

Former Linfield boss Jeffrey is urging his men to hold their nerve and Millar is relishing the run-in.

"We'll be taking nothing for granted - the gaffer will make sure there will be no complacency about the place," he said.

"David Jeffrey and Bryan McLoughlin have been tremendous.

"What they have done so far at Ballymena has been phenomenal.

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"But they ensure everyone remains grounded, they certainly don't let anyone become carried away.

"Glentoran are fighting to get into the seventh place in the league, so they'll giving it a go.

"Since Gary Smyth and Paul Leeman have come in, their results have improved. The boy up front, Darren Murray has been scoring a lot of goals of late, something like seven in his last nine games, so he'll need a bit of watching."

The Sky Blues thrashed Coleraine 4-0 last week and the Bannsiders responded by winning 4-1 at Newry City last night.

Dean Shiels, Cormac Burke, Eoin Bradley and James McLaughlin netted for the visitors.

League leaders Linfield welcome Institute to Windsor Park today.

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