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Dungannon must keep ball better despite bright start to Premiership campaign: Lindsay

Wise head: Kris Lindsay isn’t looking too far ahead
Wise head: Kris Lindsay isn’t looking too far ahead
Adrian Rutherford

By Adrian Rutherford

Kris Lindsay insists there will be no complacency from Dungannon when they open their bid for League Cup glory against Championship side Dergview in an all-Tyrone clash tonight.

The Swifts were Cup winners in 2018, and are big favourites to progress to the third round - but Lindsay won't take anything for granted.

While Ally Teggart (suspended) and Caolin Coyle (injured) are added to the absentee list, he expects to name a strong team.

"There will be a few changes, but nothing major," he said. "We haven't got a massive squad, so we can't. We know Dergview will put it up to us, and we'll have to show them the utmost respect."

Dungannon beat Glenavon on Saturday to make it four games unbeaten - their best start to a season since 2009-10.

Dergview lost 2-1 at Queen's University and are third-bottom of the Championship.

Lindsay added: "It is a tie we will go into as favourites. Bar maybe when we played Institute - although that was away - we have been underdogs in every game so far. That will be the case for the next four league games too.

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"But this will be different and it's about how we cope with that.

"We might have more possession, especially in the second half, and we will have to be better in our use of the ball. It is a game we will approach in a positive way and try to win."

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