Rory Hale insists that Cliftonville reacted to their weekend postponement by immediately shifting focus to the challenge that Warrenpoint Town will present this evening.
The Reds’ Friday night trip to Dungannon Swifts may have fallen foul of the weather, but Hale says that he and his team-mates wasted no time in preparing for the next task on their Danske Bank Premiership schedule.
“We’re going to the treat the game like we would have treated Friday night’s game and any other game,” he explains.
“We’ll not be taking Warrenpoint too lightly at all, you see that they’ve drawn with Linfield this season and last week they conceded last minute against Coleraine, so it will be a tough game for us. No doubt we’ll be looking to get the three points, the same as Warrenpoint.”
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Cliftonville v Warrenpoint Town
Tickets: Available online
Match Sponsor: Gerry Clearkin
Matchball Sponsors: JP Ellis (Edinburgh)
Match Partner: Keith Carmichael, Rosspark Hotel