Paddy McLaughlin admits there were few positives to take from last week’s defeat to Glentoran but believes Cliftonville are capable of giving a truer account of themselves when they tackle Linfield at Windsor Park tomorrow.
The Reds produced an uncharacteristically flat display against the Glens last time out and, as they take their first step into a typically tumultuous December, the Manager is well aware of the high standards that will need to be met and maintained.
“Sometimes when you lose a game, there’s one or two things you can look at positively that might give you something to build on,” he explains.
“We didn’t get that last week and anybody who was at the game will understand that. The result was obviously disappointing but so was the performance and that’s where the big frustration comes from.
“We had a good run through October and November, but we always said we weren’t the finished article. It’s a steep learning curve for us and we’re still a work in progress but we’re always capable of stepping up and performing.”
This is an all-ticket fixture, with final sales conducted at the Windsor Park turnstiles.
North Belfast Reds CSC’s bus will depart Cassidy’s Bar at 2pm and, at a cost of £5 for Adults and £4 for Concessions, seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, with interested parties asked to book their place either via the North Belfast Reds’ Facebook page or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.