LISBURN Distillery boss Timmy McCann is under no illusions ahead of tonight’s trip to champions Linfield.
You can find odds of 10/1 for the Whites to claim a shock win at Windsor Park.
It has been a testing start to the season for McCann’s side, who remain rooted to the bottom of the table after picking up just three points from a possible 24.
“Nobody will give us a chance against the Blues, but we have to continue believing in ourselves,” McCann said.
“We have endured a frustrating run of results and it has been hard to take, but we have to stay positive in every game we play.
“We are creating chances and I would be more worried if we weren’t. A positive result at Windsor could help kick-start our season.”
McCann remains confident the club’s fortunes will start turning.
But he has demanded a more clinical edge from his players if they are to starting picking up points.
“We have been playing some decent football in recent weeks but we haven’t been taking our chances,” said McCann.
“A lot of people have said ‘how are you bottom?’ Others keep telling me ‘it will turn, it will turn’, but I have to ask when?
“I am a very positive guy and the players have to believe it will happen, but we have to start scoring goals and taking our chances.
“At the moment, I’d rather watch a poor performance and end up with a scrappy 1-0 win. That’s maybe what it’s going take to turn things around.
“It’s great to play nice football, but this is a results driven business. We need a positive result.”
McCann admits it has been a baptism of fire since taking over the Distillery reins during the summer.
But he insists he is relishing the challenge ahead of him at New Grosvenor.
“If I had hair, it would probably be grey,” he joked.
“There are positives and negatives, good points and bad points.
“It’s tough as a manager because you end up analysing every game and thinking about performances 24/7.
“You go home and it’s still with you. It is tough to switch off. I remember Scott Young saying to me ‘try and switch off’.”