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Lowry backs Cushley to keep making a big impact

 

By Graham Luney

David Cushley made his first significant contribution this season when his trademark thunderbolt denied Larne a big victory at Seaview and team-mate Philip Lowry is now hoping the former Ballymena United ace is now back with a bang.

'Cush' has needed to be patient this season while waiting for his chance to shine and, after being introduced as a second half substitute, his sensational equaliser against the Invermen had 'I'm back in business' written all over it.

The Dungannon Swifts defence has been warned ahead of tomorrow's top of the table clash, with both sides sitting on 10 points from four outings.

Lowry, who was also on target against Larne, is confident the 30-year-old will produce more fireworks.

"That's what Cush is all about, he came on and scored a wonder goal for us," said former Linfield and Portadown ace Lowry.

"It's testament to who the guy is.

"Players know we have a huge squad and the boys who sit out could probably walk into many Irish League teams.

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"You get that from Cush, his left foot is a hammer and he can only need one chance.

"I was right behind his shot and the swerve on it made it like a fish's tail going into the net.

"I've wanted to shout at him many times for hitting it from so far out but then the ball hits the back of the net.

"He's added more to his game, it's not just about wild shots, he's bringing more players into the game and, although big Jordan Owens was disappointed to come off against Larne, that's when you need a good squad with options like Cush. He's got us a point."

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