Home title goal for David Healy’s Linfield

David Healy is relishing the opportunity for Linfield to secure the Danske Bank Premiership title at Windsor Park today.

Saturday, 15th May 2021, 6:01 am

The Blues entertain Larne this afternoon knowing a win or a point will secure a 55th league championship.

Healy knows Tiernan Lynch’s side will provide a stern test for the champions-elect, but he is confident his players are determined to wrap up the Gibson Cup on home soil.

“We’re looking forward to the game,” he told the club website.

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Linfield boss David Healy

“With the way the fixtures have fallen we’ve been given the opportunity to go and win it at home.

“Our home record has been good this year.

“Larne are a good side and have caused us numerous problems over the last year and a half though, but as I say we’re looking forward to it.

“We have the opportunity to go and be successful on our own turf and the players will be ready.”

The only disappointment for Healy is the fans will not be there to witness any title celebrations, but the Blues boss says they will look forward to sharing the moment with the fans in the future.

“It’s been a difficult and uncertain year, but we are certainly looking forward to welcoming the fans back into Windsor Park,” he said.

It really is the business end of the season for the Blues now with a League and Cup double firmly in their sights.

The win over Loughgall secured an Irish Cup semi-final clash with Ballymena United on Tuesday night.

Healy highlighted the hunger in his squad to round off the season in style.

“The ultimate goal here is just being successful,” he said.

“How successful we are will be determined by how well we play and how well we manage ourselves over the next two or three games.

“It’s about being hungry to want medals and go and play in Cup finals.

“I have said to the players that they need to be selfish, greedy, hungry and demand of themselves.”

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