IRISH LEAGUE: Linfield boss David Healy wary of Dungannon Swifts threat

Linfield boss David Healy
Linfield boss David Healy

Linfield manager David Healy will be taking nothing for granted as his side travel to face Dungannon Swifts on Saturday afternoon.

The Blues are in a good run of form of late with a dramatic 2-2 draw when Healy’s side played most of the match with nine men which was followed up by a 4-1 win at Ballymena United on Tuesday night.

The result leaves Linfield four points behind leaders Crusaders before tomorrow’s clashes and Healy admits that eighth placed Dungannon will be no pushovers.

“Going to Dungannon is never easy and I know Cliftonville drew down there at the weekend.

“It is a small and tight pitch but these players are fired-up at the minute and rightly so after some of the events that have being going on in and around Linfield.

“The players understand now that we won’t get any help - this is not a cry for help - but we do-not get any decisions or help from anywhere outside our own building - so we have to look out for ourselves,” he added.

And the Linfield manager is hoping that Paul Smith will make the game after being taken off injured against Ballymena United.

“He is still carrying a bit of a knock he picked up in Coleraine three weeks ago when your man Gareth McConaghie brutalised him.

“That meant he couldn’t play against Cliftonville and he wasn’t fit enough to start the Crusaders match and he only got 45 minutes against Glenavon.

He is a real threat,” added Healy.