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David Healy full of praise as Linfield stalwart caps special night off in style

David Healy was full of praise for Jimmy Callacher as he marked a special milestone in style on Friday night.

Callacher made his 350th appearance for Linfield bagging himself a goal and helping his side keep a clean sheet in the 2-0 win at Ballymena United.

Healy was delighted to see the Windsor Park stalwart cap off the night in a special way.

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"Jimmy has been a huge player for me personally, never mind the club," said the Linfield boss.

"I don't know how many he played before I came in, but he's played a hell of a lot since I've come in.

"I'm pleased for Jimmy, especially with him capping it off with the goal, he'll be rightly pleased too."

The victory at the Showgrounds made it six wins in the last seven games for the Blues.

They are starting to find their rhythm again and Healy was pleased to see some old habits return against the Sky Blues.

"We're still trying to build confidence, and we'll continue to do that," he said.

"I thought we managed the game well and used a lot of experience during it.

"I'm pleased that we've started scoring goals from set plays again, as it has been one of our strengths over the last couple of years.

"We've probably not scored enough of them over the last six to nine months."


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