Crusaders are at home this week to Institute on Match Day 17 of the Danske Bank Premiership as the race heats up at the top. Crusaders are looking to continue a good run of wins and close the gap at the top while Institute will want to move into mid table after a decent start to Premiership life again.
Crusaders have trained hard this week and everyone is available for selection apart from Billy Joe Burns who continues to recover from injury. Kyle Owens is available again after missing last week through suspension but Declan Caddell will sit this one out as he serves a suspension. Stephen Baxter may stick with the same back four as last week after the great performance against Glenavon so Kyle may find himself on the bench while the Caddell suspension will mean a start for one of the pool of talented midfielders we have. Every player could have been given "10 out of 10" for their effort against Glenavon and the benchmark has now been set for the rest of the campaign.
Institute have hit a rocky patch these last few weeks with several defeats but they will come into this game looking to change that. A good start for Paddy McLoughlins side see them out of the relegation zone and heading to mid table safety but that could all change quickly and that will keep them wanting positive results. Michael McCrudden keeps scoring for the Londonderry side and again he will be the man to watch during the game. Institute will also look to over turn the heavy defeat they suffered at The Brandywell a few weeks ago to Crusaders
The game kicks off at 3pm and you can pre pay and print off your ticket on the website before the game. Admission is the usual £11 &£7. We would love to see another sizeable crowd as we did last week and your backing certainly helped. Come along again and get behind the team as we move through the gears and start to pressure again at the top. See you at Seaview. Keep The Faith.