Football/Soccer

Beating Linfield would be the "perfect upset" insists Point's Danny Wallace.

 Warrenpoint's Danny Wallace defending against Crusaders' David Cushley
Photo by: David McCormick
Carl Toner

Danske Bank Premiership: Linfield v Warrenpoint Town.

(Tonight, 7:45pm, Windsor Park)

A win in tonight’s re-arranged fixture will see Linfield move to two points from Coleraine in the Danske Bank Premiership before they travel to the Coleraine Showgrounds on Saturday.

Oran Kearney’s side may be leading the race, but David Healy’s Blues will not be disheartened just yet.

Their Champion’s League Qualifiers see Linfield with three games in hand over The Bannsiders.

Warrenpoint’s Danny Wallace reflects on their defeat to Glenavon on Saturday: “We were dissapointed, we had the chance to move within a point of Glenavon but unfortunately couldn’t grasp on our equalizer,” said the 25-year-old defender.

 “Of course travelling to Windsor is always a massive fixture, Linfield are the league champions and have a very talented squad.”

Warrenpoint will of course be without Eamon Scannell, Lorcan Forde and Brandon Doyle as part of their loan agreement from their parent club Linfield FC.

 “Obviously not having them will be a massive loss,'' he added

“We have a strong panel and those coming through the youth teams and reserves will do everything they can for the team.''

Danny Wallace praised the Warrenpoint manager, Stephen McDonnell: “We’ve a very young team, and Stephen believes in the players’ ability.

“That’s essential for us, he provides a platform for the players to learn.

“We’re hoping for a few upsets along the way and tonight would be the perfect to our talent.

“We got a result here last year in a 1-1 draw, Waterworth scored a last minute equalizer.”

Tonight’s fixture is Linfield sixth game in just 18 days, as they play catch up in the league and were brought to extra time by Cliftonville in the County Antrim Shield.

“One of the luxuries Linfield have is being able to bring in fresh bodies, but we hope we can take advantage of their fixture backlog,'' added Wallace.

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