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Institute's new boss named as summer signings are targeted in bid to boost squad

Leading role: John Quigg is the new Institute boss
Leading role: John Quigg is the new Institute boss

By Colin Speer

Institute have asked former player John Quigg to build on the impressive work of Paddy McLaughlin.

Quigg has been handed the manager's role following McLaughlin's move to Cliftonville in February.

The 52-year-old, a former Derry City defender, left his role as the Candystripes' youth coach last month.

Institute are eighth in the standings and have secured their top-flight status for next season.

Quigg, who will be in charge for tomorrow night's game against relegation-threatened Newry City at the Brandywell, said: "I will use every avenue and every resource to try and strengthen our squad for next season, from firstly Institute's youth set-up, to Derry City's under teams, to Ulster Senior League players."

Interim boss Kevin Doherty has been steering the ship since McLaughlin's exit and he many stay on as Quigg's assistant, with Eddie Seydak joining the club to run the youth set-up.

Ards manager Warren Feeney was, meanwhile, over the moon with his side's deserved 1-0 win over Stute on Saturday.

The victory moves Ards off the bottom of the table with just two games remaining.

"It's a huge three points for us," said the former Northern Ireland international.

"I wasn't down when we lost to Newry because, although I was disappointed in the performance, I know what these boys have.

"They've been outstanding for me since the first day that I came in.

"They've shown hunger and desire, and we didn't drop our heads after Newry.

"I always said that this will go the wire and I still stand by that - it shows you how football can change in a week.

"We've just got to concentrate on Tuesday night now because we have to concentrate on ourselves and on winning games."

Despite Ards now sitting above Newry on goal difference, Feeney still believes there will be twists and turns in the last two matches.

"It can change," he warned. "I'm not stupid enough to not realise what football is like.

"I said to the boys that, yes, you want to be fighting for leagues, but at the end of the day you want to just have something to fight for.

"The Brandywell is a tough place to come, but they showed that fight and commitment. I worked on a gameplan of what I wanted this week and it paid off."

INSTITUTE: Gallagher, R Morrow, Bonner, D Curry, McLaughlin, McBride, Doherty, Jarvis (Smith, 46 mins), WIlson 5 (J Morrow, 52 mins), McCready (Brown, 73 mins), S Curry.

ARDS: Johnston 6, Kerr 7, E McAllister 7, Byers 7, McLellan 7 (M Kelly, 73 mins), Cherrie, J Kelly, Tommons, McClean, McCawl, McNulty.

Referee: Tim Marshall (Irvinestown).

Man of the match: Joshua Kelly

Match rating: 6/10.

 

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