Jamie Harney says Paddy McLaughlin deserves credit for the work he has done to improve Cliftonville’s defensive record.
The Reds approach tomorrow’s Danske Bank Premiership clash with Glentoran having conceded the fewest goals of any side in the top flight and, though much focus has been on the team’s stylish attacking threat, Harney is delighted to be playing a key role at the other end of the park.
“I feel that Paddy’s given us the confidence as a back four, plus the determination and the bite in our game that we always knew we had but maybe we lost it along the way last season,” he explains.
“He likes us to get it down playing – which we do, or try to – but we know if we keep a clean sheet, we’re going to be very close to winning any game because of the strikeforce we have.”
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