GLENN Ferguson hopes Ballymena United continue to grit their teeth and show a steely resilience this season.
The Sky Blues battled back from a three-goal deficit against Donegal Celtic last week to earn a 3-3 draw.
Ferguson admitted afterwards he was disappointed not to win the Danske Bank Premiership clash against the Wee Hoops.
The draw prevented United from losing back-to-back games following a 2-1 defeat to Cliftonville.
This afternoon they entertain Dungannon Swifts at the Showgrounds, and Ferguson has called on his players to push-on and get back to winning ways once again.
“The important thing after the Cliftonville defeat was to move on and forget about it. You can’t dwell on negative results,” he said.
“The aim against Donegal Celtic was to get back on track, but we had to work hard to claim a point.
“It was a crazy game, but one that we could have won in the end.
“But that game is gone now as well and we have to look ahead to Dungannon Swifts on Saturday.”
Ferguson believes the Swifts will present a different challenge for his players.
“It will be a different game to the Celtic one,” he added.
““I know Rodney McAree and Darren Murphy and they certainly can mix it when they need to but they have some decent players who can get it down and play.”
Meanwhile, midfielder Alan Davidson is facing a spell on the sidelines with an ankle tendon injury.
Davidson – who signed a new deal in the summer – has yet to kick a ball this season.