Institute boss, Paul Kee has challenged his players to secure FOUR points from their next TWO games.
That’s no mean feat for the club languishing at the bottom of the Premier Division table considering their next two fixtures are against Linfield at home tomorrow (kick-off 3 p.m.) and then Cliftonville at Solitude.
“I challenged the players before the Crusaders game to try and get a minimum of four points from our three games before the split, so obviously now we have to try and get something out of the next two games,” said Kee.
“There is no room now for error or complacency and we have to try and maximise every game and the only thing I’m interested in is the team above us and see where that takes us.
“If we can stay on their heels and catch them then that’s what we’ll hopefully do. I know a lot of people have written us off because of our results and probably rightly so, but it’s up to the players and the staff to try and do something about it.”
Kee will have a full squad to choose from as Dean Curry, Aaron Walsh, Mark Forker and Darren McFadden return from suspension.
“I have a full deck of cards to select from now and I think that’s going to be difficult for players as there are going to be ones missing out this week. Walsh had a hamstring problem so him missing the last two games has given him a bit of a rest and hopefully that will give him a bit of freshness to his game,,” confirmed Kee.
“Dean Curry has done okay and he’ll come back into contention and although he was suspended McFadden was sick last week and by all accounts he was in his bed most of last week, so we’ll see how he is this week.”
Kee expects a tough challenge against Linfield tomorrow despite the Blues’ recent poor run.
“I know it’s going to be a very tough game because if they are going for the league title they’ll be as professional as they possibly can be and they’ll be looking for the three points.”