Lisburn Distillery manager Tim McCann has urged his players to remain focused ahead of Tuesday night’s rescheduled Irish Cup tie with Dundela.
The Whites were left feeling aggrieved when last week’s sixth round tie with the Duns was abandoned because of fog.
They were leading 3-0 at the time, much to the chagrin of manager McCann.
But the determined boss has urged his players to erase last week’s disappointment and finish the job at New Grosvenor.
“I was bitterly disappointed for my players.
“We were 3-0 up, cruising and were in the quarter-finals, only to have it cruelly taken away,” McCann said.
“I’m still not sure the game should have been called off, but I do know the opposition bench was pretty vocal urging the referee to call a halt to proceedings.
“I told the players not to forget what went on last week. I sense a real determination in our changing room.
“They are up for this game. I don’t think they’ll need any added motivation.”
The winners of tonight’s last-16 tie will face Crusaders in the quarter-finals this Saturday.
And McCann admits it is a “big incentive” for both teams.
“A place in the quarter-finals is up for grabs and once you reach that stage of the competition, anything is possible,” McCann added.
“So it is an incentive for both sets of players.
“We have to show the same hunger and determination we did last week. We want to be in the next round of the Cup, so the players have to deliver,” he added.