Warren Feeney says Linfield on course for crack at title

Linfield manager Warren Feeney sees his title-chasing side drop two precious points as they draw at home to Cliftonville.

Warren Feeney insists his Linfield side remain well-placed to regain the Irish Premiership crown despite Tuesday's 2-2 draw at home to Cliftonville.

The former Northern Ireland striker is trying to land the Gibson Cup in his first season after succeeding David Jeffrey as the Windsor Park manager.

After losing a two-goal lead against Cliftonville, second-placed Linfield sit three points behind Crusaders.

"We are still in a great position and have 10 big games to go," said Feeney.

"There will be more twists and turns.

"Against Cliftonville, we had enough chances to win two matches and it is frustrating.

"In the first half, it was one of our best performances of the season.

"But in the end we got caught by a sucker punch and I did not see it coming.

"We showed what we can do but unfortunately we did not see the game out.

"However, I have to take the positives. We have had just one defeat in 16 matches, which is not bad.

"I have to pick the boys up - there are 30 points to play for."

This Saturday, Linfield are away to Dungannon Swifts whom they have already beaten twice in the league this season.

That is followed by a Friday night home game against Portadown.

Linfield have won the Irish League championship on a record 51 occasions, the last being the 2011/12 season.

They finished second last year, and third the season before, with their Belfast rivals Cliftonville winning back-to-back titles.