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Paddy McLaughlin says complacency must not be allowed to derail Cliftonville’s recent run.

The Reds travel to the Manager’s native Derry to take on Institute in the Danske Bank Premiership tomorrow on the back of a four-game winning sequence and with just one defeat in their last nine outings.

McLaughlin is, however, well aware of how quickly such form can come crashing down if focus and application are not at their maximum.

“We’re doing good at the moment but the next match always comes round quickly,” he says.

“If you get complacent, everything can be taken away from you so we have to make sure we keep doing what we’ve been doing over the last few weeks.

“We played very well against Linfield at Windsor Park the other night and we’ll be looking for another performance like that at the Brandywell, it’s another good pitch that will encourage us to play the way we can.”

Institute have enjoyed an upturn in fortunes since the sides locked horns less than four weeks ago, with new boss Sean Connor – who made his debut in the Stute dugout during last month’s encounter at Solitude – guiding his men to four points from two Premiership battles and progress in the League Cup since then.

McLaughlin adds: “Sean has done a very good job since going in there and I’m sure they’ll be looking forward to the game and the chance to get more points on the board.

“We’re taking absolutely nothing for granted and anything we get against Stute will have to be hard-earned.”

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