‘One game at a time’ for focused Blues boss Warren Feeney

Linfield player/manager Warren Feeney
Linfield player/manager Warren Feeney

Warren Feeney is abiding by the mantra of ‘one game at a time’ as Linfield continue their Premiership revival.

An opening day malaise against Portadown has been followed by two gutsy victories against Glentoran and Coleraine respectively.

The double boost has elevated the Blues to third spot in the table, and just a point off early leaders Ballymena United.

Linfield’s next assignment is Saturday’s trip to Drumahoe to face Premiership new-boys Institute.

And Feeney is expecting another stern test of his side’s title credentials in the North West.

“It is one game at a time,” Feeney said.

“The Coleraine win was pleasing again, but now we start building up for the Institute game.

“ We had a disappointing start against Portadown, but we got a big performance against Glentoran, and secured a big derby win. And we have achieved another spirited win against a good, strong Coleraine team who will take points off each other.

“A week is a long time in football – you can’t get carried away when you win, and you can’t get too low when you lose.”

Feeney has featured in Linfield’s last two games, and the 33-year-old striker admits he is enjoying his time on the pitch.

“My hamstrings are feeling fine,” he laughs.

“It is tough, but I will keep going and going. People have written me off, but I have played about 140-odd minutes in two games now, and I feel fitter.

“I am enjoying it, and I still love playing.”