Cliftonville boss Tommy Breslin refusing to look too far ahead

Cliftonville boss Tommy Breslin
Cliftonville boss Tommy Breslin

Tommy Breslin is refusing to take his eye off the ball as Cliftonville plot their Premiership title course.

The Reds continue to trail Linfield by two points with just seven games remaining this season.

The two sides will meet on March 29 in what could be a potential title decider at Windsor Park.

Fans are already looking forward to the showdown at the international stadium, but for Breslin the mantra of ‘one game at a time’ remains firm.

“All we can concentrate on is trying to win as many games as we can between now and the end of the season,” he said.

“I said last week that we are down to the ‘magnificent seven’ as far as our fixtures are concerned.

“Our primary focus now is on Warrenpoint Town on Saturday. That is the only game that is on our minds at this moment in time.”

Breslin admits his champions are facing up to a new challenge this season.

Last year they ran away with the title, racing away from the pack to claim a first championship in 15 years.

This term they are preparing for a titanic title scrap with David Jeffrey’s Blues.

“It is different this season. We are playing catch-up and that presents a different challenge to the players,” Breslin added.

“Last season they had it all their own way and led from the front for a long time.

“But the players have been fantastic in training and in the games. I couldn’t ask for any more from them.”