Ahead of Friday night’s massive Sadler’s Peaky Blinder Irish Cup Quarter-Final against Coleraine, we spoke to club captain Jeff Hughes to get an insight into the team’s preparations.
Speaking about the atmosphere amongst the squad, Hughes said: “We’ve managed to put a bit of a run together since the turn of the year by losing just once in ten games now, so we’re obviously pleased to be able to go into the Cup game full of confidence.
“Coleraine will do likewise being in good form themselves, so we expect another close affair on the night.
“Over the past ten games we have had everything thrown at us – good teams at the top of the table, tricky pitches and some of the worst weather I’ve played in throughout my career. The boys truly believe we have now turned a corner and are confident in any situation we find ourselves in, which can only bode well, going forward.”
Looking towards Friday night’s game, Hughes said: “We know Friday night is a big game and as I said previously, it’s not just us coming into it in good form.
“However, the advantage we have over the travelling team is our home support which has served us so well under the lights at Inver Park this season. I’m led to believe that tickets are selling well and from speaking to people around the town, it’s evident how much this Friday has captured the imagination.
“As captain I can assure you that we will go out and represent the town by giving 110% from the first minute. Get behind the lads and make the home advantage count, it will be the difference.”