Deeney feels Institute will avoid the drop

NEW SIGNING. . . . Goalkeeper Saul Deeney, Institute's latest signing pictured during training at Greysteel on Monday night. INLS0315MC001
NEW SIGNING. . . . Goalkeeper Saul Deeney, Institute's latest signing pictured during training at Greysteel on Monday night. INLS0315MC001
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Institute’s new signing Saul Deeney is confident the Waterside men can move away from the bottom of the Danske Bank Premiership table.

The goalkeeper, who enjoyed his first training session with his new team-mates on Monday night, is hoping his experience can help the team.

“I know what challenge I’m coming into but I have faith in the group of players that we can turn it around,” he stated.

“I obviously know the manager and Bugsy well enough to know that they are working as hard as they can every day, so I have good belief.

“All what we need is a bit of a spirit and good luck in games and I think we’ll be grand.”

The 31-year-old, who’s clearance finally came through on Wednesday and may play at Glenavon on Friday night, believes he still has a number of years left in him.

“I’m hoping to play on Friday and that’s the reason why I came back, I’m not back to sit around, I’m back to help us quickly,” he added.

“I’m in my 30s and I have done all the hard graft in England where I had to sit and be patient and I had to wait a couple of years to get into a team, but at the end of the day, now is time that I want to enjoy the game by playing and I think I’m at the right place to do it.

“I think I have at least another eight years ahead of me no bother, I’m keeping myself fit and I’m not going to put on much weight, so I don’t see any reason why if I don’t have any injuries why I wouldn’t be able to do it.”

Despite sitting at the wrong end of the league, the former Derby County man feels the season is far from over.

“I think we will move up the table, I really do believe we just need a run of the ball and I think if we can get a win on Friday night or even get a result that boost will help the boys and once they get that boost we’ll be grand,” added the ex-Notts County net-minder.

“There is still loads to play for yes the league is the most important thing, but any kind of run in any competition brings confidence.”