Even though Dungannon Swifts have almost certainly torpedoed the threat of relegation, manager Darren Murphy insists his boys can’t afford to let complacency creep in.
Murphy takes his squad to Ferney Park on Saturday for what will be another testing 90 minutes against the Premier League’s shock-troopers, Ballinamallard United.
“We are a few points clear of the relegation play-off spot and we’ve given ourselves a chance, but we know we still have work to do,” said Murphy.
“Ballinamallard is a tough place to go, so we’re under no illusions how tough this game will be.”
Dungannon currently lie 10th in the table, but have a cushion of nine points and a game in hand over Donegal Celtic who are second bottom and in the relegation play-off spot
Distillery, who are rooted to the foot of the table, are 15 points below the Swifts, albeit with a game in hand.
“I’m pleased with recent form,” added Murphy. “We’ve secured some valuable points in recent weeks, but the challenge for the players now is to maintain the momentum we have built up.”