Thursday night sees Ballyclare Comrades come to Seaview (7.45pm) to play in Crusaders fourth pre season game as we build towards Europa League football and the Danske Bank Premiership season start.
Crusaders have won the three pre season games so far this season and will approach this game like the others looking for match practice and match fitness. Everyone who has been available has got some game time and they all look pretty sharp already. Stephen Baxter will be pleased with the lads so far and will want improvement again from this tie.
Ballyclare Comrades have been busy in the close season and have made some radical changes to the playing staff and manager Stephen Hughes will be wanting them to gel as quickly as possible. He will know the task ahead but will be telling his players exactly the same as Stephen Baxter will that sharpness and fitness are key to these pre season games.
Admission is £7 & £5 and it would be good to see you at Seaview on Thursday evening.