LEWIS HOPES TITLE CHANCE WILL HELP PLAYERS BOUNCE BACK

Linfield Ladies boss Phil Lewis has vowed his team will bounce back from the Irish Cup final defeat in order to lift the Danske Bank Women’s Premiership tonight.

The Blues will win their fourth successive league title if they beat Derry City by seven goals or more at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium.

However, they have failed to lift any of the domestic cups on offer this season and on Saturday night suffered disappointment as they were edged out by Glentoran in the Irish Cup decider.

“In my opinion we're the best team in the league,” Lewis - whose side are hopeful of pipping Sion Swifts at the eleventh hour - told reporters.

“So it's whether they can produce the goods on the night. They're disappointed at the minute, but I remember the disappointment from last year…we have to get them up for it - they've no option.

“Sion have given us a challenge by scoring so many goals but we'll see what Wednesday brings.”

Lewis also reflected on Saturday night’s disappointment at Windsor Park: "We conceded an early goal and it took us quite a while to recover from it.

“I thought we eventually recovered well and went on to get a foothold in the game.

“At half-time, we thought we should be able to dominate because I thought we were stronger possession. We just weren't able to get the penetration and the final ball.

“Maybe there was a bit of fatigue from midweek, it's hard to know.”

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