Belfast Telegraph

Blayney: One win can change mood

By Graham Luney

Alan Blayney believes one win in the Danske Bank Premiership could restore confidence at Warrenpoint Town and steer the club away from the drop zone.

Matthew Tipton's side are second from bottom after winning only one of their 10 matches - a 1-0 victory at home to Ards in August.

Tonight's clash at Milltown (7.45pm) is a huge basement battle with Ballinamallard United three points adrift after failing to win any of their opening nine league games.

Blayney has shared the goalkeeping duties this season with Jonny Parr, while Berraat Turker made his Point debut between the sticks against his former club Dungannon Swifts in the League Cup in midweek.

"We are struggling, and we have only won one game which makes it difficult," admitted the five-times capped former Northern Ireland stopper.

"Once you lose a few games the head goes down and it can be hard to pick yourself up, but you're just one win away from changing the mood and hopefully having a good spell.

"We aren't far off a decent side but we have a lot of young lads who just need more experience. There's myself and Neil McCafferty who are two of the older lads and hopefully we can help guide the younger lads.

"Things haven't worked out for us yet but there's a mini league down there with a few teams looking to consolidate their place in the Premiership. Once you stay up you can build on that."

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