Ronan Doherty says this evening’s encounter with Carrick Rangers allows Cliftonville a further opportunity to put a disappointing January behind them.
Following a run of Danske Bank Premiership defeats that straddled a County Antrim Shield Final win, the Reds kicked February off by claiming Irish Cup progress at the expense of Rathfriland Rangers at the weekend and Doherty – part of the side beaten by tonight’s opponents just a fortnight back – is looking forward to maintaining that upward curve.
“We owe Carrick one after the beat us a few weeks ago,” he says.
“We want to forget about January, February has to be a winning month and we need to get back to what we’re good at. We’ll get Carrick out of the way first and see how we go from there.”
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