BBC Sport - Cliftonville boss Gerard Lyttle says summer football would help European chances

Lyttle backs summer football calls

Cliftonville manager Gerard Lyttle says a move to summer football would boost the European chances of Irish League clubs.

The Reds faces Differdange 03 in the second leg of their Europa League first qualifying round second leg at Solitude on Thursday after the sides drew 1-1 in Luxembourg last week.

"You look at the teams down south and you see their progression and at least getting past the first round in Europe," Lyttle told BBC Sport Northern Ireland's Gavin Andrews.

"In the past, Shamrock Rovers have got through to the group stages. That's obviously down to being full-time and playing in the summer. Definitely we need some help somewhere."

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