Strong summer signings across the board have served to raise the standard within the Irish League’s senior stage.
That’s the view of Ballinamallard United boss Gavin Dykes - a fact he is aiming to turn to his team’s advantage despite outside predictions of relegation concerns.
“The league is stronger than ever as far as I can see,” said Dykes. “You do not want to drop too many points and fall behind but, on the other side, on a given day any team can take points off another side.
“It is a dogfight, bar the obvious two or three clubs, so teams will move up the table I think beyond expectations and others predicted to do well may drop down.”
United hit the road tonight to tackle Carrick Rangers.