Ballinamallard United boss Whitey Anderson is looking for some home comforts

Whitey Anderson
Whitey Anderson

Whitey Anderson hopes Ballinamallard United’s home form can steer them away from a potential relegation scrap.

The Mallards sit third from bottom in the Danske Bank Premiership with six games remaining.

They are five points ahead of Warrenpoint Town and nine clear of bottom club Institute.

Anderson is buoyed by the fact that four of the club’s remaining six fixtures will be at home.

Their next three will be played at Ferney Park, starting with Saturday’s visit of Ballymena United.

“We have six games left and we have to keep fighting,” Anderson said.

“We are coming off the back of a disappointing defeat to Glentoran so we want to bounce back from that.

“We have four of our final six games at home, and our form at Ferney Park has been fairly reasonable – so hopefully we capitalise on that.

“We have our next three at home – Ballymena before the split, and then Dungannon and Institute.

“They are massive games and we have to step up to the plate.

“Ballymena is our only focus at the minute. They are coming off the back of a disappointing Irish Cup defeat to Portadown. They will be looking to respond.

“But we have our own priorities and we want to get as many points as we can in the bag, and as early as we can.

“Our last performance against Glentoran was disappointing, but we have moved on from that and we are looking to respond.

“There is still a lot of football to be played, and a lot of tough games. But we will be ready.”