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Kris Lowe

Kris Lowe believes Dungannon's New Year transfer business has been a key factor in turning their season around.

The Swifts have lost just once since January 1 and are slowly climbing clear of the relegation zone.

Tonight they face Larne in a game which brings together two of the form sides in the Danske Bank Premiership. The Inver Park men have won five of their last six league games.

Lowe has been impressed with Dungannon's recent form and believes their January signings have added experience to a young squad.

Midfielders Caolan McAleer and Shane McGinty were among the new arrivals and both have made a big impact. Defender Fra Brennan and striker Guillaume Keke also joined.

Lowe said: "We're in a better run of form. We've made a couple of good signings in January.

"Boys like Shane McGinty, Caolan McAleer, Fra as well, have come in and given us a real lift.

"Training is a lot better now. There is more communication, more vocals in the team, and that is helping us.

"Hopefully now we can go on a good run and make sure we survive."

Dungannon have become harder to beat, having suffered some traumatic defeats during an eight-game losing run in October and November.

It included back-to-back 6-1 defeats against Glentoran and Crusaders.

Lowe added: "It hasn't been lost in the memory, and we have been working on it.

"The gaffer was a defender as a player and knows his stuff defensively and he has worked on us week in, week out. We do look that wee bit more solid."

Lowe believes last Saturday's performance at Solitude, where Dungannon were the better side in a 1-1 draw, shows what they can achieve.

"We always say, going by the league, there is never any pressure on us to go to these places and get any kind of positive result," he said. "But we know we are well capable within the changing room. We know as a team, and individually as players, that we can go to these places and nick points and possibly even win the games."

The Swifts drew 0-0 at Inver Park earlier in the season, then lost 1-0 at home despite playing 62 minutes with an extra man.

But Lowe feels they can approach tonight's game with real belief.

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