Belfast Telegraph

Healy urging Blues to get in the groove


David Healy
David Healy

By Graham Luney

David Healy has urged his Linfield team to weather a spring storm and find the fighting spirit that will clinch the club's 53rd league championship.

The Blues are reeling after losing a big Danske Bank Premiership clash to Glenavon and conceding a late David Cushley winner in the 4-3 defeat to Crusaders in Tuesday's County Antrim Shield final.

But the League Cup winners sit six points clear of second-placed Ballymena United in the title sprint, with David Jeffrey's side boasting a game in hand.

Linfield host Institute tomorrow and Healy wants his players to rediscover their swagger for the final seven matches.

"The players will learn from the defeat in the final, as I will, and we'll move on," he said.

"We'll lift ourselves for the Institute game. It's also my job as manager to re-focus on what's important and that is Institute. We'll be ready for a big game.

"Then we face Dungannon after that away from home before we go into the nitty gritty after the split.

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"We want two big performances in those games. The priority for us all season has been the league and now it is a case of concentrating on that."

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