The Inver Reds returned to Premiership action on Saturday, drawing 0-0 with Dungannon Swifts in a tight affair at Inver Park. After the game, our captain Jeff Hughes spoke to our website, giving his thoughts on the game and life in the Danske Bank Premiership.
He said, “It was great to be back in front of our home support for Saturday’s game with Dungannon Swifts, after a month of cup games and travelling around the country for league games.
“Dungannon to their credit came down with a game plan and stuck to it well. They made it very tough for us by defending deep and setting up to disrupt our style of play, which is something we will learn to overcome as we continue our journey in the Premiership. We created chances well in spells, keeping possession and on a different day, we take those chances and come away with a good win against a strong side.
“As a team, we are really enjoying life back in the Premiership, with different challenges and competitive games every single week. It is great to be back, and I hope the supporters are enjoying the rewards of last season’s hard work
“Our attention turns straight away to Coleraine next weekend. Oran Kearney’s side are in solid form and are a very experienced Premiership outfit, so we expect a tough game but will head to the Showgrounds confident in ourselves and that our supporters will follow us up the road, backing us all the way.
“Our supporters will remember the scintillating Irish Cup tie played out at Inver Park last season live in front of the BBC cameras. Despite the result, it was one of, if not the best atmosphere I have experienced during my time at the club. It would be great to have something similar not just on Saturday, but at every league game this season.
“We will train hard this week to ensure we are ready for Coleraine at the weekend, and again we look forward to another vocal backing from the stand.”