Kee insists : We’re not the worst team in the league

The Culmore team which competed in the under-10's football competition during the Waterside St. Patrick's Day weekend at Lisnagelvin, included are, from left, Michael McCrudden, Stephen O'Donnell, Institute, Joshua Daniels, Derry City, the Mayor, Councillor Brenda Stevenson, Ryan Curran and Aaron Barry, Derry City. INLS1115-154KM
The Culmore team which competed in the under-10's football competition during the Waterside St. Patrick's Day weekend at Lisnagelvin, included are, from left, Michael McCrudden, Stephen O'Donnell, Institute, Joshua Daniels, Derry City, the Mayor, Councillor Brenda Stevenson, Ryan Curran and Aaron Barry, Derry City. INLS1115-154KM

Institute boss Paul Kee isn’t giving up the fight and believes his team isn’t the worst team in the Premier Division.

The Stute gaffer did concede that they need to finally get this win the in league, after they went 19 league games without a victory following Linfield’s narrow win on Saturday.

“We’re not the worst team in the league, that’s my opinion,” he said.

“We’re bottom of the league so that suggests we are at the minute, but we need to get that monkey of the win off our back because it has been too long.

“I’m of the firm belief that we have done well with the resources we have.

“The players have given it their best. It’s a massive jump into the Premiership but we need more and that’s what I’m asking of the players - are you capable of more?

“That’s what we need in the next six weeks and hopefully we can get that, particularly from an attacking point of view.”

Kee feels his young side just didn’t do enough in the final third against the Blues and poor marking for Aaron Burns’ winning goal cost them the points.

Kee was also quick to remark that Graham Crown held his hands up for the goal.

“I thought we battled well and matched them for long periods. We knew that they would play aggressively in the first period because they didn’t want to give us any momentum so we couldn’t get a proper passing game going.

“We couldn’t get that forward momentum and we need that for our game. We had to play for long periods defending because we couldn’t get out, but I didn’t think they could sustain that.

“They didn’t, they dropped a wee bit and we got a foothold in the game but we didn’t do enough to test Jonathan Tuffey.

“We told them about the importance of set-pieces and we have been working on them in training. (Graham) Crown has held his hands up because it was his man. It was his man but that’s what happens.”