Daniel Hughes focused on Warrenpoint battle

Warrenpoint Town's Daniel Hughes
Warrenpoint Town's Daniel Hughes

In spite of the fact he has attracted interest from Bolton Wanderers, striker Daniel Hughes has only one big ambition, to keep Warrenpoint Town in the Danske Premiership.

Barry Gray’s team appear to be safe from falling through the trap door as Institute look doomed already. But Hughes now wants to get Town away from a possible relegation play-off place.

Tomorrow they travel to Stangmore Park for a crucial fixture against Darren Murphy’s Dungannon Swifts, whose midweek home win over Coleraine ensured their top flight status.

“Obviously if there is a chance of going across the water I think I would have to take it but if not, so be it as I am happy here,” said Hughes.

“I am playing with my mates and playing with my family as well, which is hard to beat. It isn’t often you can get that at this standard of football.

“We still have a bit of work to do. We must try to away from the play-off place. We need to catch the team above us and drag them down.”

Swifts boss Murphy was thrilled with the midweek result against Coleraine.

“It was a massive goal and a massive three points,” he said. “It helped us to take a huge step towards league safety and now we need to just get over the line, which is not too far away.”