Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - SPORT - BY DAR­REN FULLER­TON

boss David Jef­frey in­sists he isn’t get­ting car­ried away by the Sky Blues’ vi­brant start to the Danske Bank Pre­mier­ship.

Back-to-back wins over last year’s cham­pi­ons Cru­saders and ta­ble-top­ping Gle­navon has pro­pelled the Braid­men up to third in the ta­ble.

The fact United lie seven points off the sum­mit hav­ing played nine of their 13 games away from home due to re­cent work on the Show­grounds pitch is im­pres­sive.

But while Jef­frey has praised his play­ers’ re­cent form, he has warned them they are only one or two de­feats away from slip­ping into the bot­tom half of the ta­ble. Ahead of to­day’s trip face

at The Oval, he said: “That’s how close this league is. You can be third or sev­enth in the blink of an eye. They are very fine lines.

“Ul­ti­mately you can only see what you have achieved come the end of the sea­son. No­body is get­ting car­ried away.”

Else­where, travel to

look­ing to build on last week’s 3-0 win at Newry City, while welcome

to Stang­more Park.

The Swifts climbed off the foot of the ta­ble last week­end, while Stute are hop­ing to bounce back from a home de­feat to Coleraine.

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