IRISH LEAGUE: Glenn Ferguson calls for ruthless streak from Ballymena United

Glenn Ferguson
Glenn Ferguson

Ballymena United boss Glenn Ferguson has called for a ruthless edge from his players.

The Sky Blues fell to their seventh Premiership defeat of the season last week against Glenavon at Mourneview Park.

Eoin Bradley’s hat-trick sealed the points for Gary Hamilton’s side in a 3-1 win in Lurgan.

Ballymena had chances to come away with some reward, including David Cushley’s penalty which was saved by Jonny Tuffey.

Ferguson hopes his players can be more clinical in front goal on Saturday when they entertain Dungannon Swifts at The Showgrounds.

“We dominated for large periods against Glenavon, but we couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net. And that proved the difference,” Ferguson said.

“We have performed well against teams, but you need to score goals to win games. Crusaders were clinical against us, so were Portadown.

“It is a results business, and if we had taken the chances we had against those teams then we would have come away with some reward.

“The players were naturally disappointed about last week’s result, but they should take the positives out of the performance and build on that. And if we can start converting chances then we will start picking up positive results.

“We need to start taking our chances and killing off games. If we do that then we will start winning.

“The performances are there – we just have to start taking our chances.”