Institute manager Paul Kee wants his players to bounce back as they prepare to host Dergview, on Saturday (KO 3pm).
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The Drumahoe club suffered a disappointing 4-3 defeat at in-form Larne and that lost coupled by other results means they drop down into fourth spot, four points behind new Championship One leaders Bangor.
The Drumahoe club currently sit ten points ahead of Richard Clarke’s side but Kee is expecting a tough encounter.
In fact when the sides last met in October, despite taking the lead thanks to Darren McCauley’s goal the home side secured a share of the spoils thanks to Mark Leckey’s equailser, also in that game ’Stute defender Stephen O’Donnell was sent-off.
“The last two or three times we have played them they have definitely given us a good game and it will be exactly the same,” stated Kee.
“Every game now takes extra significant because we are in the second half of the season.
“To be honest it doesn’t matter were we are playing, home or away, we want to try and win the games, but yeah your winning your home games is essential.
“For me the table will probably start to take it’s shape around January time, so we need to make sure through the couple of league games we have got that we are maximum our points in theleague.
“We have to win league matches, as we don’t have many because we have a few cup competitions games in January.”
In recent weeks the likes of Bangor, Carrick Rangers and Knockbreda have all caught up with both ’Stute and leaders Dundela, in fact the Seasiders have leapfrogged both Kee’s side and Dundela to move into pole position in the table.
“Carrick have hit a good vein in form and Gary Haveron has come in and made an impact. They seem to be playing with a freshness and a desire. Bangor are also in a good vein of form and have move in to the top of the league and credit to them.
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