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Positive factors will keep Swifts' confidence high, insists Lindsay



Dungannon boss Kris Lindsay

Dungannon boss Kris Lindsay

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Dungannon boss Kris Lindsay

Dungannon boss Kris Lindsay believes his side's confidence will not be affected by their midweek loss at Linfield.

Lindsay was encouraged even after seeing their four-match unbeaten run ended at Windsor Park.

Tomorrow, the Swifts face another of the title challengers when they visit fifth-placed Cliftonville.

Lindsay said: "There are lots of positives we can take from Tuesday night.

"I have always said you are going to lose games of football in this league, it's just how you lose them sometimes.

"If we lose with a performance like that then yes, you are disappointed, but you can accept that.

"It is when you lose by a big margin and throw the towel in - which we haven't done in a long while - that is when the problems are and when you are disappointed.

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"So there are lots of positives to build on."

Dungannon are six points above the bottom two, but are in the midst of a difficult run which continues at Solitude this weekend.

The Reds are four points off top spot and cannot afford to slip up if they are to maintain their title ambitions.

Lindsay added: "We have two massive games coming up.

"We are away to Cliftonville on Saturday and then we are at home to Larne the following week.

"So they keep coming thick and fast.

"We are playing teams who are challenging for league titles, and I am including Larne in that because they are on a great run at the minute.

"But they are the games you want to be involved in - big crowds, good atmospheres.

"If we can go and perform like (Tuesday) we'll cause those teams problems."

Striker Michael Carvill is suspended but defender Caomhan McGuinness and striker Ryan Waide are available again.

Defender Dougie Wilson, who came off injured at Windsor Park, is also a doubt.

• Salford City have signed former Manchester United midfielder Darron Gibson on a short-term deal until the end of the campaign.

The 32-year-old central midfielder from Londonderry came through the youth ranks at United, winning the Premier League and two League Cups over a four-year spell in the first team before stints at Everton, Sunderland and Wigan.

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