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Warrenpoint Town v Crusaders Preview

It's on the road again for Crusaders and they travel to Warrenpoint to play Warrenpoint Town in the latest Danske Bank Premiership game on Saturday. Crusaders are looking to close the gap on second place Ballymena United to help secure the European spot but "Town" will look to upset.

Crusaders will go into the game in positive mood after last weeks great win over Ballymena United in the cup. Stephen Baxter could tinker with the team and we may see a few tweaks as he looks to rotae the squad with important games ahead as well as this one. Sean O'Neill will again be in nets and we may see Kyle Owens return to the starting line up to partner Colin Coates if Sean Ward is rested to the bench. Billy Joe Burns and Michael Ruddy will make up the back four. Midfield was magnificent on Saturday and again we will see if Rory Hale, Declan Caddell, Jordan Forsythe, David Cushley and Philip Lowry line up again or if one of the lads from the bench get a chance instead. Jordan Owens returned last week after an injury lay off and could start again but Rory Patterson and Ronan Hale are ready if called on.

Warrenpoint Town are fairly safe in the Premiership and are eleven points clear of the relegation battle but manager Stephen O'Donnell will want points and good performances as he looks to keep building his side. Form has dipped lately in the Premiership and they have been beaten in the last four outings in it but they did make the Semi Final of the Irish Cup after a win over Larne Tech Old Boys. Alan O'Sullivan and Philip Donnelly are the main threats although Simon Kelly bagged a hat trick last week and will need watched on set pieces.

So all set and we want you there as always. There is a pitch inspection remember at 10.30am so look out for that in case you need to cancel plans. Admission is the usual £11 & £7. Let's follow the lads on the road once again and let's see the Red and Black on show and the voices loud. Keep The Faith

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