Tommy Breslin moving on from Cliftonville’s County Antrim Shield triumph

Tommy Breslin and George McMullan with the County Antrim Shield
Tommy Breslin and George McMullan with the County Antrim Shield

Tommy Breslin is refusing to stray from the mantra of ‘one game at a time’ as he looks to breathe fresh life into Cliftonville’s title defence.

The Reds trail Crusaders by seven points with 13 games remaining in the Danske Bank Premiership.

A disappointing festive and New Year period saw the champions fall behind as the scrap for the Gibson Cup intensifies.

Breslin is hoping the club’s last two wins – including Tuesday’s County Antrim Shield success – can reignite their league campaign.

“You hope that winning a trophy will give everyone a boost as we look ahead. It should act as a catalyst,” he said.

“It is always great when you win silverware, but we have to put the Shield behind us and move onto the next game.

“The lads enjoyed their night after the Shield win, but now the focus is on Warrenpoint Town at Solitude.

“We can’t look any further than that because every game is a challenge in this league.

“Warrenpoint may be bottom of the table, but they have proved in recent weeks that they are a match for anyone.

“They are picking up points, but we have to make sure they come away with nothing from Solitude on Saturday.

“We can only concentrate on ourselves and we know we need to start winning games and accumulating points.”