Linfield v Dungannon Swifts: Blues boss Warren Feeney demands more of the same

Blues boss Warren Feeney
Blues boss Warren Feeney

Warren Feeney insists Linfield can’t afford to take their foot off the pedal as they look to build on their stellar start to the season.

The Blues have won both their opening games with a bit to spare.

Saturday’s 4-0 victory over Ballymena United was followed by Wednesday’s 3-0 success at Carrick Rangers.

Two games, two wins, with seven goals scored without reply – an impressive return from last season’s Premiership runners-up.

But Feeney is refusing to bask in any early praise for his side.

“I can’t fault the players. Seven goals in two games and two clean sheets – that’s a great start,” Feeney said.

“The players are hungry this season, and you can see it. I could sense it. They are all for one another.

“It is a great start but we won’t get carried away.

“It is hunger for shirts and that’s what you want as a manager.

“The boys are playing for each other and long may it continue.

“That’s two games down. Seven goals and none conceded. But we will keep plugging away.

“We have Dungannon Saturday and we need to focus on that.

“We can’t take our foot off the pedal.”

Reflecting on Wednesday’s win at Taylor’s Avenue, Feeney added: “I was delighted with Wednesday’s win. It was Carrick’s first home game of the season.

“I think they lost just once in 29 games at home last season, and you can see why. But we were professional and should have won by a few more.”