It is back to Danske Bank Premiership action this weekend and we head to Stangmore Park home of Dungannon Swifts for the next game on Saturday. Crusaders are on a high after beating Linfield last week in the Irish Cup while Dungannon Swifts where beaten 2-0 by Coleraine on Tuesday past.
Crusaders could be without Howard Beverland and Michael Ruddy for this one through injury while Paul Heatley definitely misses with a pulled hamstring. It means that Mark McChrystal could start in defence and be joined by Colin Coates and Kyle Owens who are both available after serving suspensions with Billy Joe Burns making the back four complete. Midfield may see little change from last Saturday and Rory Hale, Jordan Forsythe, Declan Caddell, David Cushley and Ross Clarke could all start again. Jordan Owens and Rory Patterson started on the bench last time out with Ronan Hale up front but Stephen Baxter may choose to shuffle that around for this game. The team will know that it is always a tough game at Stangmore and it has been lates goals on several occasions that have won this tie.
Dungannon Swifts will want to bounce back after Tuesday nights defeat and manager Kris Lindsay will get this message across before they leave the dressing room. New additions to the squad have helped Dungannon Swifts to an unbeaten January and Tuesdays defeat was their first defeat in five games in all competitions. Daniel Hughes and Paul McElroy are the two main threats Crusaders will need to look out for but Oisin Smith has had some good reviews as of late and will also need watched. Michael Carvill who is on loan from Crusaders will be not be allowed to play in this game.
So we go again in the Premiership and look for a slip up from the two above. As always we are looking for your support at the game and admission is £11 & £7. We all had a rest with the mid week game called off so let's see you at Stangmore in numbers to get behind the lads as always. Keep The Faith.