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Lowry eyeing more goals for Linfield


Philip Lowry is eyeing more glory

Philip Lowry is eyeing more glory

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Philip Lowry is eyeing more glory

Philip Lowry says Linfield will need to keep showing the 'never say die' attitude they displayed at Coleraine if they want to win back the Premiership title.

Lowry was the Blues hero after poking in a late winner to settle the pulsating contest 3-2 in the visitors' favour.

It was a crucial three points for David Jeffrey's side, recently knocked off course by champions Cliftonville at Solitude.

The Bannsiders twice equalised at the Showgrounds to wipe the smiles off Linfield faces but former Institute midfielder Lowry had the last laugh.

Linfield still share top spot with Crusaders going into tomorrow's home game with Ballinamallard United and Lowry knows they must keep the foot on the pedal and have a 'never give up' mentality.

"It was important that we bounced back after the Cliftonville defeat which was humiliating for us and at the end of a topsy-turvy game I got a nice bounce of the ball and it was a big win," said Lowry.

"The never say die attitude has always been part of the fabric of this club and in massive games you have to keep going because you know how important they are," he added.

"There are players in our dressing room who have been around for four, five years or more and know what it takes to get the job done and now we want to get a winning run going."

Linfield will be hoping their bitter rivals Glentoran can do them a massive favour by taking points off the Crues at Seaview but they won't be relying on other teams to do them good turns.

If the Blues want to wrestle back the Gibson Cup from Cliftonville they are going to have to earn the right.

After the Mallards showdown, Linfield take on Portadown at Windsor Park and Glentoran in the Boxing Day scrap at the Oval, making it a vitally important period for Jeffrey's men.

Titles aren't won over the busy festive period but no-one wants to lose ground at the top.

Lowry is hoping to give the Blues fans more festive treats to savour.

"At this stage of the season the big games come thick and fast and you need to be ready for them," he added.

"Our recent record against the top six teams has been abysmal and we want to change that.

"If we can get a few positive results over the Christmas period then we will be well placed to challenge in the new year.

"There's a long way to go but you don't want to slip up at any stage.

"We've had our rocky spell at the beginning of the season but that's firmly behind us now.

"We have shown that we have the character to bounce back from a defeat and now it's about keeping up the pressure on our rivals at the top."

Belfast Telegraph