Dungannon Swifts' Alan Teggart (right) says the club have moved on from the loss of Andrew Mitchell to Glenavon. (c)Tony Hendron/Presseye

INTERVIEW: TEGGART HEAPS PRAISE ON McELROY

Dungannon Swifts midfielder Alan Teggart has heaped praise on his team-mates for their solid start to the Danske Bank Premiership season which sees the Tyrone side challenging for the top six places.

“People are still saying about the loss of Andy Mitchell – it has been a big gap in the team, but Rod [McAree] has shown confidence in us as players and with personnel that have been here before especially Paul McElroy has taken over the number nine jersey and found a bit of form.

“He’s always had the ability but had a bad injury last since but since he has returned to fitness and has scored a few goals this season!” said the 30-year-old former Portadown and Ballymena United winger.

Following Dungannon’s win against Warrenpoint Town in the BetMcLean League Cup on Tuesday night, they have now only lost one of their last ten games and are unbeaten in their last six games in all competitions.

“There is a target for this season, we’ve sat down collectively as a team and also set our own individual targets in pre-season, be it wins, goals scored or goals conceded.” “We know collectively were we want to be and we want to be in the top six and we know it’s achievable.”

Next up: Dungannon Swifts travel to Carrick Rangers on Saturday in the Danske Bank Premiership (kick-off 3pm).

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