Newry boss Gerry Flynn demands joy of six
Newry City boss Gerry Flynn has laughed off his side's status as relegation favourites – and is so unconcerned that he won't even be using the bookies' claims as a motivational tool.
“It's not something I'll be paying any attention to,” he said ahead of City's Premiership curtain-raiser with Dungannon Swifts tomorrow.
“I know things like that often get spoken about between players to maybe psyche themselves up but I can't see that being the case. We know how good we are.”
Indeed, Flynn – who quit the Showgrounds early last season only to make a dramatic return before the campaign was out — is targeting a top-half finish for his men.
“We've brought some very good and experienced players to the club this summer and we'll be looking to make a real impression,” he said.
“I said last season that, had I still been at the club we wouldn't have been anywhere near the bottom — and I still believe that.
“We've added to the squad with the likes of John Convery, Fra Murphy, Conor Downey and Conor Hagan, while young Matt Hazley up front is going to be a big player for us this season.”