Sky Sports debut at the Q Radio Arena as Crues aim to go back to top of Premiership

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Warrenpoint Town manager Stephen McDonnell.

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There are two matches in the Danske Bank Premiership on Monday night.

Crusaders can return to the top of the league by avoiding defeat against Warrenpoint Town at the Q Radio Arena (7.45pm).

It'll be the first ever game at the venue to be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

The Point's new 25-year-old manager Stephen McDonnell enjoyed instant success in his first match in charge - a 3-1 victory away to Ballymena on St. Patrick's Day.

He's relishing the challenge against the Crues...

Stephen Baxter's men go into the game without a number of first choice players, including winger Gavin Whyte who's with the Northern Ireland under-21s for their European Championship qualifier against Iceland at the Coleraine Showgrounds.

Defender Sean Ward says the Sky game at Milltown is a golden chance for other young players to impress clubs across the water...

'Point chairman Connaire McGreevy says it's a special occasion for the club...

He hopes it'll be a night to remember with plenty of goals - and a home win!

In the other fixture on Monday evening, Ballymena would clinch the final place in the top six by beating Ballinamallard at the Showgrounds (8pm).

The Sky Blues are hot favourites, but defender Johnny Flynn says they'll take nothing for granted against the league's bottom team...

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