Ballymena United boss Glenn Ferguson looks to climb off basement

Glenn Ferguson
Glenn Ferguson

Glenn Ferguson hopes Ballymena United can earn another psychological boost by climbing off the bottom of the Danske Bank Premiership.

The Sky Blues have enjoyed a mini-revival in the past fortnight, progressing in the League Cup and then recording their first league win of the season.

It came courtesy of a 3-1 victory at The Oval against Glentoran last Saturday, a welcome shot in the arm for Ferguson and his players.

But such has been the Showgrounds club’s luck this term, Warrenpoint also won to keep Ballymena bottom of the table.

“It was a good week for us. Winning in the cup and then we got a great result against Glentoran,” Ferguson said.

“It was a great performance from the players at The Oval, and we deserved to get the win.

“It is another small step for us, and we have to keep building.

“Winning breeds confidence, and I think you have seen that with us recently. Now we have to try and get off the bottom of the table and that will give us another lift.”

Next up for Ballymena is Saturday’s visit of Cliftonville to The Showgrounds.

The Reds endured contrasting fortunes last Saturday, losing their first game of the league campaign.

“They are on the rebound, while we are looking to kick-on,” Ferguson added.

“Cliftonville aren’t scoring as many goals as last season, but they are not conceding many either. It will be a tough game for us.”