Belfast Telegraph

McConkey will bid to revitalise the Mallards after returning to hotseat

By Graham Luney

Harry McConkey has returned to Ballinamallard United and will aim to breathe fresh life into the club's Premiership survival fight.

It will be the experienced manager's second spell as boss having previously spent five years in charge, leading them to promotion from Irish League Division Two in the 2005/06 season.

He has represented the Mallards both as a player and a manager, and brought the first Irish League title to County Fermanagh in 2003 when he won the Second Division title.

McConkey has also managed Dergview while he is currently in charge of the Northern Ireland Junior International squad as well as the Northern Ireland Regions Cup squad.

Ballinamallard are currently seven points adrift at the bottom of the table with eight games remaining.

Former Derry City boss Gavin Dykes stepped down as manager earlier this week and the club will review the managerial situation again at the end of the campaign.

• Northern Ireland have moved up two places in the Fifa World Rankings to 24th.

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