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We've got to hit back in style: Healy


Defiant: David Healy
Defiant: David Healy

By Graham Luney

David Healy has told Linfield's Danske Bank Premiership title rivals to beware the wounded Windsor Park animal.

The Blues are smarting from their 3-0 defeat to Glentoran on Boxing Day but they have a swift opportunity to get back on track with a trip to Coleraine this afternoon.

It's another tough assignment for the champions but Blues chief Healy expects his men to show their character and mental strength in the north-west.

"It's not ideal that we are playing less than 48 hours after the Oval game, especially another away game up at Coleraine, but at least it will give the players a quick opportunity to respond to the Boxing Day result," said Healy.

"The Showgrounds is always a difficult venue and tough pitch to play on, but we'll go there and regroup. I will probably refresh the squad and hopefully we can come back with a better result than we had at the Oval.

"Over the next three or four games, all the top teams will be playing against each other, so there are going to be points dropped. There will be points dropped at the Showgrounds on Saturday by some team. We need to make sure we are on the right end of a result."

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