Fresh focus for Kris Lindsay after clean slate in Dungannon Swifts fixture list

Dungannon Swifts boss Kris Lindsay is banking that a break can help hit the reset button on a sequence of five successive league defeats.

Saturday, 16th November 2019, 1:36 pm
Dungannon Swifts manager Kris Lindsay.

The Swifts host Larne aiming to get back on track with the benefit of a fresh start off a free weekend.

“We gave the boys a Tuesday off and hopefully the change in routine overall will help the guys have a clean slate going into Larne,” said Lindsay. “When in the middle of a bad run it obviously affects confidence so the hope is a break can allow everyone a chance to refresh and refocus.

“The boys have been working really hard when in for sessions and on that Tuesday off everyone had a gym programme to complete away from the club.

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“Also, Oisin McConville recently came in from Sporting Chance to talk to the group and let them know the support available to players if ever in need.

“So it’s been a productive period even without a game and now everyone is looking forward to the Larne match.”

David McDaid and his Larne team-mates tackle the Swifts fresh from Monday’s scoreless draw at home to Crusaders - with the striker anticipating another tough test.

“A home draw with Crusaders is certainly not the worst result for us,” said McDaid. “We now have a really difficult game against Dungannon Swifts coming up - no team gets an easy time at Stangmore Park.

“They are a good side with some excellent players and are well drilled by a good young manager.

“They held us to a scoreless draw at Inver Park, we found it difficult to break them down.

“This will be just as hard a game as we had on Monday night against the Crues.”