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New boss Lindsay urges Swifts to stay in winning groove


Big breakthrough: Kris Lindsay
Big breakthrough: Kris Lindsay

By Steven Beacom

Kris Lindsay is determined that his Dungannon Swifts side build on Tuesday's dramatic extra-time League Cup victory over Warrenpoint Town.

The Tyrone men triumphed 3-2 at Milltown in the third round tie with Seanan Clucas netting the decisive goal in the 119th minute after Town had twice come from a goal behind.

It was Lindsay's first success since taking charge at Stangmore Park last month after his impressive spell as a coach at Glenavon, following the departure of long-serving boss Rodney McAree to Coleraine.

After two losses in his opening games, leaving his new team bottom of the table, he was delighted to enjoy a winning feeling.

In particular Lindsay was pleased with how his players bounced back from a home league defeat to Warrenpoint a few days before.

"After the disappointment of Saturday we had asked the team to show desire and fight and that's what they did," said Lindsay. "To score twice and concede quickly after both, the boys displayed a lot of character to come up with the winning goal.

"The League Cup is important because we won it last year and want to go as far as possible this year. Winning games is a good habit to get in to.

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"What we want to do now is build on that victory and kick on. We'd like to make it back-to-back wins and get that momentum and confidence going. We want to continue to play good football but have to be careful to play that in the right areas."

Dungannon don't play until next weekend when they visit Ballymena.

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