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Dungannon Swifts boss Kris Lindsay

Dungannon Swifts boss Kris Lindsay

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Dungannon Swifts boss Kris Lindsay

Dungannon Swifts boss Kris Lindsay is hoping tonight's League Cup tie at Warrenpoint Town can be a turning point for his struggling side.

The teams meet for the second time in four days and the Swifts, who are defending the trophy they lifted last season, are hoping for a marked improvement after losing 2-0 to the same opponents on Premiership duty at the weekend.

"This is an important game for us," said Lindsay. "Obviously league points are the priority, but you want to get into a winning habit.

"Whether it's cup games or not, you try to win and build on it, and we'll be going to Warrenpoint trying to win the game.

"We know it will be difficult. Warrenpoint are a big, strong, physical side. They have quality and we are at their place. But we will go there looking to try and win the game."

Town boss Stephen McDonnell insists Saturday's win at Stangmore Park will count for nothing this evening.

"It will be a different game - they will be reacting, but so will we," he said.

"We're going to have to nurse a few of the guys and tinker with things a bit, but we'll prepare and be ready to go again. We know it will take a similar effort to Saturday."

Dungannon will be without defender David Armstrong, who is suspended after his red card at the weekend, while winger Rhyss Campbell is also a doubt.

Stephen Moan, who was injured in the warm-up on Saturday, is likely to remain absent for Warrenpoint.

Belfast Telegraph