Linfield hoping for another win over Crues

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Linfield captain Jamie Mulgrew and Crues midfielder Declan Caddell

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Linfield face Crusaders at Windsor Park on Saturday in a potential Danske Bank Premiership title decider.

A victory for the Crues in the first round of fixtures after the split would leave them seven points clear with four games to play.

But the defending champions haven't beaten their closest rivals all season and Blues boss David Healy says Stephen Baxter's men won't be looking forward to the away match.

However, Crues defender, former Blues player Billy Joe Burns, says he's relishing the challenge.


Third plays fourth as Coleraine host Cliftonville, who are two points behind them.

The Bannsiders are unbeaten in 15 and want to book a place in Europe through the league ahead of their Irish Cup final against Linfield.

Here's Stripes striker James McLaughlin who scored the late winner in last week's semi-final against Glenavon.


The other game in the top half is Glenavon against Ballymena United. 

A boost for the Sky Blues is that goalkeeper Ross Glendinning has agreed to make his loan from Linfield permanent by signing a two-year deal at the Showgrounds. 

In the bottom six on Saturday - Dungannon take on Ards in Bangor.

The Swifts suffered a last-gasp 1-0 defeat to Linfield in the cup semi-finals last week.

Manager Rodney McAree says they're determined to stay seventh in the standings and clinch the final place in the Europa League play-offs.

Also on Saturday - Glentoran will aim to keep their play-off hopes alive as they travel to Ballinamallard and Portadown could be relegated in their home match against Carrick Rangers. 

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