NO LET UP FOR WHITE HOT BLUES.
LINFIELD boss David Jeffrey has told his players there must be "no let up" in their quest to lift the Gibson Cup.
The Blues lie three points clear at the top of the Carling Premiership after taking 19 points from a possible 21 in their last seven fixtures.
Jeffrey, who was named October Manager of the Month midweek, is loathe to hail Linfield's recent run as the form of potential champions.
"It is far too early to talk in those terms," he declared following Tuesday night's 2-0 win over Distillery.
And ahead of today's trip to Newry City, the Windsor Park chief insists the mantra at Linfield remains one of "three points" and "maintaining momentum".
"A few weeks ago we were a club in crisis and now we are three points clear," he said.
"The players have stepped up to the plate and shown real quality and character, but they know there can be no let up.
"I have told them it is difficult reaching the summit of this league, but it will be even more difficult staying there.
"We've taken 19 points out of a possible 21 which is tremendous but we must push on now. That is essential."
Linfield drew 1-1 with Newry - who lie ninth in the table - in the Co-Operative Insurance Cup at the Showgrounds last weekend.
John McDonnell's men are seeking their first win in the league since a 2-1 success over Coleraine on September 15.
The Bordermen have taken just four points from their last seven Premiership outings.
Linfield keeper Alan Blayney remains a major doubt for the Blues with a groin injury while JP Gallagher, Kevin McHugh and Philip Lowry remain absentees.
ODDS: Newry City 7/1 Draw 12/5 Linfield 4/6
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Nov 7, 2009|
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