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Foster to attack

DUNDALK boss Ian Foster has promised not to sit back and defend against Linfield tonight as the Lilywhites try to make it into the next stage of the Setanta Sports Cup, writes Aidan Fitzmaurice.

Dundalk may be making their debut in the competition but there were no first-night nerves from Foster's men as they came away from Windsor Park with a 5-3 win from the first leg of their battle with Linfield -- the Blues were of course the first winners of the Setanta Cup in 2005.

The Irish League title remains a priority for Linfield, as they had another disappointment at the weekend, a 2-2 draw with Glenavon, but Foster says his side won't ease off.

He said: "We're not a team that will sit back and try to defend a lead for 90 minutes.

"It's too dangerous to do that. We'll play on the front foot, we'll go and pressure them all over the pitch and we'll try to win the game at Oriel Park.

"We're going for broke in Dundalk. We have to be positive," said Linfield boss David Jeffrey.