Institute’s Paul Kee staying calm as North West side languish at bottom of table

Institute manager Paul Kee
Institute manager Paul Kee

Paul Kee is not about to press the panic button now his Institute team sit alarmingly bottom of the Danske Premiership table.

The North West boys dropped into the basement, after Warrenpoint Town surprisingly took a point off title holders Cliftonville last weekend.

Barry Gray’s team took full advantage after Institute’s game against Glenavon was called off due to the horrendous weather conditions last week.

But Kee will be looking to claw back some points when he takes his team to Mourneview Park on Friday night to face Glenavon.

“We had a wee break which could do us the world of good,” mused Kee. “Obviously it didn’t help that we went to the bottom of the league on goal difference, but credit to Warrenpoint Town, they put in a good performance at Cliftonville.

“That’s what you have to do and that’s what we have to against Glenavon. There’s still a lot of football and points to be played for. There are only four points between four teams it’s still very tight.

“We just have to try and make sure that we stay in the shake up and that’s what we are going to try and do in the next number of matches.”

Kee is sweating in the availability of Graham Crown and Aaron Walsh, but on the plus side international clearance for new goalkeeper Saul Deeney has been processed.