League the priority, says Glebe boss

Thursday, 21 December 2017

League the priority, says Glebe boss thumbnailJason Wilmont will pit his wits against Linfield boss David Healy when the two sides meet on January 6 in the fifth round of the Irish Cup. WK51030

GLEBE Rangers manager Jason Wilmont insists his players will not allow their dream Irish Cup fifth round tie to affect their push for league glory.
The Ballymoney club will travel to the National Stadium on the first weekend of the New Year where they will lock horns with David Healy's Linfield.
On their last visit to Windsor Park, Glebe were beaten five-nil, with four of those goals coming in the closing 20 minutes of an entertaining match.
Wilmont admits getting the opportunity to share the stage with the most successful team in the 136-year knockout competition will be a day to savour, but says fighting for silverware in the Ballymena and Provincial Intermediate League remains the objective for everyone at Glebe Rangers.
“To be handed a draw of this magnitude is just fantastic; it will be a memorable day for the players, management, committee and of course our fans," he told Chronicle Sport. "Since the draw there has definitely been something of a buzz about the town with people looking tickets already.
“It's taken a lot of effort and hard work to reach the fifth round of the Irish Cup and everyone intends to enjoy the occasion as much as we can.
“I know I said I wanted Coleraine but when we were pulled out of the hat with Linfield it was a great feeling. No disrespect, but when you make it this far you don't want to be drawn with a team like Dungannon Swifts or Warrenpoint. Ideally, you want to get a top four Irish Premiership side.
“But right now we aren't thinking about that because our next league game is against Bangor at the end of the month and we need to be ready."
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