David Healy backing Linfield to kick on again in title race

David Healy says Linfield will respond to the Danske Bank Premiership chasing pack in the right manner.

By Steven Crawford
Friday, 26th February 2021, 6:02 am

The Blues boss welcomes second placed Larne to Windsor Park tonight looking to end a run of form which has seen them pick up only two points from their last three games.

That has opened up the title race again but Healy expects his side to kick on again.

“It would be great to be sitting with a 10 or 14-point advantage, of course, but with the season it is, it’s a credit to every team because everyone has improved the quality in the league,” said the Linfield boss.

Linfield boss David Healy

“There are strange results compared to years gone by but it is more normal now and it makes for an exciting season for everybody - except the managers who want a big advantage at the top of the table.

“But we’re top of the table at the minute and we’re top for a reason. We’re there to be got at and there to be shot at and I use that.

“We know they are all chasing us but that’s a good thing. Linfield have always responded to that in the right manner and kicked on to be successful and I’ve no doubt this club can be successful again.

“I feel as if I do better when the chips are down and I react and respond, and the players can do the same.

"We still have a small advantage at the top of the table, so the players have done something right so far.

“If we finish the season stronger than how we started and where we are now, I’d no doubt we can go on and deliver some success.”

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