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Smyth calling on Swifts to climb ladder

Aiming high: Swifts ace Oisin Smyth
Aiming high: Swifts ace Oisin Smyth
Adrian Rutherford

By Adrian Rutherford

Oisin Smyth is targeting back-to-back league wins when Dungannon face Warrenpoint Town this afternoon.

After ending a four-game winless run, the Swifts are aiming for another three points against the Danske Bank Premiership's bottom club.

Warrenpoint are low on confidence after a dismal start to the season.

They are without a point and with a goal difference of minus 26 already.

Smyth believes another three points is essential.

"These are the type of games we need to be winning," he said.

"Away to Warrenpoint isn't going to be easy, but we just have to do the same as we did (last Saturday) against Carrick, dig in and fight for the win."

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The Swifts were fortunate to beat Carrick - their first win in the league since August.

However, after a difficult month which brought heavy defeats to Coleraine and Cliftonville, they were relieved to get back on the right track.

Smyth (19), who was on the scoresheet, said the three points were vitally important.

"We had slacked off recently and it wasn't good enough - we knew that," he added.

"We had a good result away to Larne (a 0-0 draw), but otherwise it had been poor and it was about time we got a win on the board."

He added: "To get points against the teams that are going to be in and around us, battling in the bottom six, will be hard, but we have to make sure of those wins."

Daniel Hughes started his first league game of the season last weekend after a long-term ankle problem.

Boss Kris Lindsay said: "To have Daniel back is a major boost."

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