Stephen Fallon programme article
Posted : 6th January 2018
Linfield midfielder Stephen Fallon says he is delighted at being named the Supporters’ Trust 'Player of the month’ for December, as the 20 year-old returned to the fold to put in a number of positive performances, as well as fine goals in the 3-3 draw with Warrenpoint and the 2-0 win over Cliftonville – although he feels there is more to come from him.
“I am delighted to have been named the Linfield Supporters' Trust Player of the month and would like to thank those who voted for me. It's good to know the supporters have been happy with my performances. Personally, I feel that I have done satisfactorily since I have come into the team, although I would have liked to have had a more positive influence on the previous two games against Glentoran and Crusaders.”
The Blues have had a frustrating time of late in the league, with defeats to Crusaders and Glentoran. However, Fallon remains upbeat that the players will turn their fortunes around and soon, as they set out to defend the Irish Cup trophy they won in style last season.
“It's true results haven't been as we would have hoped for but the fans always turn up and support the team which is greatly appreciated by all the players and hopefully, we can repay the fans’ faith this year. Things haven't been going our way lately but if we keep working hard, our results will improve as things can change very quickly in football. We have the togetherness here to turn our fortunes around.”
“It would be great to win the Irish Cup this season and repeat what we did in the competition last year. There were great scenes when we won it and it’s always been a very important competition for this club so hopefully, we can make more good memories in the Cup this season.”
Today’s visitors Glebe Rangers will be licking their lips, ahead of a trip to the redeveloped Windsor Park and come into the game as underdogs, but Fallon believes the players will approach the game in the right manner, as they aim to start 2018 in winning fashion following Monday’s postponement at Coleraine due to an unplayable pitch.
“We approach every game the same way and we will need to perform to win today, as Glebe Rangers will come to Windsor as massive underdogs, with nothing to fear. Hopefully, we can return to winning ways again and kick on in 2018. “
The 20 year-old joined Linfield from Swansea City two years ago this month and he reveals he’s out to earn a new contract to stay at Windsor Park when his deal expires at the end of the season, as it’s a place where he’s enjoying his football under David Healy.
“I am hoping I can do enough between now and the end of the season to earn a new contract and stay at Linfield, as it’s the biggest Club in Northern Ireland and I enjoy my football here.”
Best wishes to Stephen, his teammates and the staff as they aim to retain the Irish Cup, starting with this afternoon’s fifth round tie at home to Glebe Rangers. Linfield supporters will hope to see more impressive performances from the young midfield playmaker in 2018.