Premiership play-off: Warrenpoint Town v Bangor (Fri)

John McGuigan and Andy Long
Warrenpoint's John McGuigan and Bangor's Andy Long in action in the first leg on Tuesday night

Warrenpoint Town manager Barry Gray admits it will take "a major performance" from his side at Milltown to maintain their Premiership status.

'Point trail Bangor 2-0 after the first leg of their promotion-relegation play-off at Clandeboye on Tuesday night.

"We can do it but it's up to the players. We have done all the preparation we can do - it's up to them to take responsibility and deliver."

"We need to boss everything in the early stages," said Gray.

"Bangor got what they deserved from the first leg and it was a major underperformance from us.

"We've got nothing to lose at this stage and we need to make home advantage count."

Bangor manager Jeff Montgomery hopes his side can secure the away goal which would ensure their opponents need four goals to win the tie.

"A clean sheet in the first leg was of big importance. If we were to steal one there it would make their task more difficult.

"We are only half way there. There is still a big job to do but we will go to Milltown and just play our normal passing game.

"Obviously we must keep things tight at the back but we can't just go there and invite Warrenpoint on to us, especially at their home ground," said Montgomery.

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