DUNGANNON Swifts boss Darren Murphy is refusing to get sidetracked by this week’s managerial upheaval at Stangmore Park.
Joint coach Rodney McAree announced his resignation on Tuesday, leaving Murphy in sole charge of the Swifts for the remainder of the season.
On Saturday afternoon Dungannon entertain Lisburn Distillery in a pivotal game in the bottom half of the Danske Bank Premiership.
And Murphy has urged his players to “switch on” as they look to claim three vital points against the Whites.
“It has been a difficult week for the club, but we have to move on the concentrate on what is a massive game,” Murphy said.
“That’s the way football goes, you have to move on from various situations as time doesn’t stand still.
“Rodney will be missed. He was a very important part of the team and coaching set-up, but we have to focus on what lies ahead and that’s Lisburn Distillery on Saturday.
“We have a job to do and we want to try and get the three points, so that is what we are concentrating on now.”
Murphy believes the onus is on Dungannon to win on Saturday afternoon and help stretch away from the teams below.
“We have to start picking up results and ensure we stay away from the scrap going on below us,” he added.
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