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Tiernan Lynch

Tiernan Lynch

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Tiernan Lynch

Having finally had a chance to sit down and reflect on what was a fantastic week for the club, Larne boss Tiernan Lynch is eager for his side to maintain their standards going forward.

Larne have come off one of the best weeks in their history, racking up back-to-back wins over the Irish League's Big Two Glentoran and Linfield at Inver Park for the first time in a campaign since the 1975-76 season and also setting up an Irish Cup quarter-final with Coleraine.

That's left Lynch purring with delight, although he's not surprised at what he's seen.

"There's been a lot of recovery this week, the boys needed some time to unwind mentally as well as physically," said the manager.

"It was a fantastic week for the club, and a fantastic week for the boys. It had been coming.

"We've been playing good football all season and we knew if we kept doing what we were doing then we'd eventually grind out those results."

Now firmly situated in the top six, and looking well-placed to stay there when the league splits, the only way is up for Larne as they look to chase down Cliftonville, nine points ahead in fifth.

Things are looking rosy for the Invermen, who strengthened an already talented squad in the transfer window, but ahead of today's meeting with Institute at the Brandywell, Lynch is warning his side not to relax.

"We've got to keep our feet on the ground, keep working extremely hard and those couple of bodies will add a lot," he said.

"We'll approach Institute no differently from how we approached Glentoran, Linfield or Ballyclare."

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