Glenn Ferguson has urged his Ballymena United players to show belief in themselves in Saturday’s top-of-the-table clash at Linfield (3pm).
The Sky Blues maintained their position among the pacesetters after Saturday’s dramatic 2-2 draw with Cliftonville.
“We’re still up in the mix at the top,” said Ferguson.
“No-one expects us to be at the top of the league so every game we play, we challenge the players to get something to hang onto, to put in a performance that will get us points to stay up there.
“We have our own expectations now that we believe we have a squad that can compete with any team on any given day.
“Can we do it consistently? If we keep them fit and keep the squad we have available and if they believe in themselves, why not?
“I’m looking forward to playing on what should be a great surface after the work done to the pitch at Windsor Park,” added Ferguson.
United fans attending Saturday’s game are advised that due to the ongoing redevelopment work at the national stadium, Ballymena supporters will use the Kop Stand, entering via Boucher Lane, and buying tickets from a van before entering the stand through demountable turnstiles. United fans are urged to turn up as early as possible in order to minimise delays in buying tickets and gaining access to the stand.
Seven Towers Supporters’ Club transport for Saturday’s game leaves Henry Street car park at 2pm.