Reds boss Breslin taking nothing for granted in title run-in

Cliftonville manager Tommy Breslin
Cliftonville manager Tommy Breslin

Cliftonville boss Tommy Breslin has urged his players to ‘finish the job’ as they close in on another Premiership title.

The Reds stand on the cusp of successive Gibson Cup successes with just two games remaining this season.

The champions - who lead Linfield by three points - travel to Portadown this afternoon before a tricky trip to derby rivals Crusaders on Saturday.

Three points from those two games will all but guarantee the title for Breslin’s men - who can boast a superior goal difference to the Blues.

Despite sitting in pole position, Breslin is under no illusions ahead of the club’s massive title run-in.

“We are taking nothing for granted,” the Reds boss said.

“We are in a good position, but we haven’t won anything yet. And the players know that.

“We have two very tough games coming up, against two sides who are challenging for Europe. So we know it is far from over.”

Also in Section A today Crusaders travel to Mourneview Park to face Irish Cup finalists Glenavon.

The Crues sit just one point ahead of Portadown in the race for third sport and European qualification.

“We still have a lot to play for in the last two games,” said Crues boss Stephen Baxter.

“There is a real scrap for that final European spot and we have to try and pick up as many points as we can in the final two games to make sure we finish third.”