Feeney hoping Blues can bounce back again

Linfield manager Warren Feeney with the Irish Cup
Linfield manager Warren Feeney with the Irish Cup

Warren Feeney hopes Linfield can bounce back from their New Year blip by seeing off Tobermore United in the Irish Cup.

The Blues embark on their cup campaign with a trip to Tobermore United to face a side currently third from bottom in Championship 2.

It offers the Windsor Park giants a chance to get back to winning ways after picking up just one point from two Premiership fixtures in the past nine days.

A 2-1 defeat by Crusaders on New Year’s Day was followed by last Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Coleraine – courtesy of Neil McCafferty’s last-gasp equaliser for the Bannsiders.

The result saw Linfield knocked off the top of the Premiership table.

“We are off the top of the table but I don’t pay much attention to tables at this stage of the season,” Feeney said.

“We have the Irish Cup next which is another big competition for us.

“We will focus on that game and hopefully get the right result.

“It is a tough time, but I have said to the boys not to get too down.”