Ferguson still looking upwards in league table

Ballymena United manager Glenn Ferguson. Picture: Press Eye.
Ballymena United manager Glenn Ferguson. Picture: Press Eye.

Glenn Ferguson insists that Ballymena United will continue to look upwards as their league campaign enters its final quarter.

The Sky Blues’ weekend win over Institute eased the manager’s concerns about being dragged down into the Danske Bank Premiership relegation battle

“The target is to get as many points on the board as possible and that will look after our position in the league,” he said.

“We can’t say ‘if we win such and such a game we’ll get away from Ballinamallard or Institute or whoever’.

“We actually don’t look down and that’s being totally honest. We look up to see who we can catch - you always have to try to be positive.

United tread a familiar path this Saturday as they travel to Solitude for the fifth time this season to take on Cliftonville for the third Saturday in the last five, this time in the league (3pm).

Seven Towers Supporters’ Club transport for Saturday’s match leaves Henry Street car park at 1.45pm.

Ferguson will also decide this week whether to recall striker Matthew Tipton, who missed his first game of the season at the weekend.

“He has played a lot of games and we thought it was time Matthew had a rest.

“We’ve done the same with Davy Munster and the rest seemed to do him a world of good because he came back in and was excellent.

“Matthew is old enough and experienced enough to know exactly why he didn’t play last weekend.

“We spoke about it on Thursday night and there’s no issue,” added Ferguson.