Linfield boss Warren Feeney insists the ‘job is not finished yet’ after first leg victory

Warren Feeney
Warren Feeney

Linfield boss Warren Feeney praised the character of his players following Thursday night’s Europa League heroics in the Faroe Islands – but insists there is work to be done.

The Blues claimed a late 2-1 victory against B36 Torshavn in the first leg of their opening qualifier.

It gives Feeney’s side a slender lead going into Tuesday’s return leg at Mourneview Park.

“There are things we will look at, but overall I am delighted with the response of the lads,” Feeney said.

“They have enjoyed the training and brought it into this game. And we have enjoyed a positive result.

“What pleased me was that we looked strong and fit.

“Obviously we were disappointed with the goal. It was a poor one to concede. It came from a set-piece.

“They never got through us from open play which is pleasing.

“There is work to be done, but it was a tremendous effort the boys put in.

“We knew it would be a difficult test for us. Torshavn are already into their season so we knew they would be sharp and ready.

“We knew we would come under pressure.

“I have told the players to rest up and refuel. I have told them not to go mad this weekend after this victory.

“We have another big hurdle to scale on Tuesday so we have to be ready and focused.”