Swifts Season Begins

Ahead of the season opener for the young Swifts side, we spoke with coach Phil McKinley about his hopes for the game and the season.

After 2 seasons and 2 promotions we find ourselves in Reserve Division 2. This season we will go with an even younger average age of a squad than the previous 2 seasons. Pre-season results haven’t been great but we have taken a good look at so many great U17 players.

They have shown what young talent we have coming through at the club. In pre-season games results doesn’t bother me a lot as I tend to look for is how we play. I look for players to be confident, composed, communication and what character they show when things aren’t going their way.

We take on Seapatrick Reserves in our first league game and although we lost a pre-season game to them we are still confident going into the game and the season ahead.

Updates on the game can be found on our Twitter page @lurgantownfc