Whites ready for Glentoran challenge

TIM McCann says his Lisburn Distillery side are prepared to ‘sweat blood’ for their team as they ensure the Whites don’t suffer another defeat.

A tricky home tie against Glentoran awaits tomorrow (Saturday), but McCann is confident his side can follow up last week’s draw with Coleraine with another good performance.

“We have a big weekend ahead,” said McCann. “We have to make sure now that no matter what, we don’t get beat. Anything else then is a plus.

“Against Coleraine the boys sweated blood, they gave everything and deserved all three points. I would put us up against anyone in the league, it’s about getting that quality and getting goals.

“The only way is up,” McCann added. “We’re playing good football, there’s a good buzz about the place.”

McCann says he will ‘stick by his word’ and reward players who deserve a place in the team. “If they earn the shirt they can keep it, whether it’s our captain or leading goalscorer coming back. I said that when I arrived here and I hope the boys will see that I mean it.”