After the euphoria of Thursday night Crusaders return to pre season and the final game before the start of the Danske Bank Premiership season on Saturday 10th August. They play Bangor at Seaview (3pm) and it will be the last chance for players to impress and stake a claim for the game next week.
Stephen Baxter will assess the squad after Thursdays game and we will wait and see who lines out for the whole game and who will play a part of the game. We will still field a strong squad and we could see Gary Thompson, David Cushley, Michael Ruddy, Colin Coates, Howard Beverland all getting game time. Matthew Snoddy and Rodney Brown along with Gerard Doherty could maybe play a part if they have recovered from injury.
High Sinclair brings his newly promoted Intermediate side to Seaview and will want to see how his players stand up to Premiership opposition. He will want a good result but the manner they play in will be of more interest to the managemet team. They signed a few players over the close season including Chris Getty and they will all hope to impress before the season begins.
Admission to the game will be through Turnstile 6 behind the McDonald Centre and is et at £5 Adult, £3 Conecession and "Kids for a Quid". Come along and give the lads a good send off ahead of next week.