IRISH LEAGUE: David Jeffrey’s working on Sky Blues revolution

David Jeffrey
David Jeffrey

Ballymena United manager David Jeffrey knows his journey with the Sky Blues is only beginning as they host Ards at the Showgrounds on Saturday.

Jeffrey’s men kept a clean sheet and picked up three vital league points last weekend as they beat Ballinamallard United 1-0 at Ferney Park thanks to a Tony Kane second half penalty.

The victory came after a 6-0 defeat to Crusaders and a 3-3 draw against Glenavon in their opening two league games.

And Jeffreys says his work at the Showgrounds - before Saturday’s clash with Ards - is only beginning.

“We are still learning. Twelve players have left the club and we have brought eleven players in.

“But this is a complete restructuring and rebuilding job.

“We have done a lot of rebuilding and reorganising behind the scenes in terms of our coaching and scouting staff right down to the academy.

“We are trying to put an infrastructure in place and from there we are trying to get things right on the pitch.

“Against Ballinamallard the players deserved all the credit because they worked very hard and played some decent football and got the three points.

“But there is still lots of work to do and that continues against Ards on Saturday,” he added.

And Niall Currie’s Ards will arrive at the Showgrounds boosted by their 1-0 win over Portadown last weekend.

They have also won two and drawn one of their three league fixtures so far this season, so they are in good form.