New striker Hale set for debut in Newry as Crues aim to join Blues at top of table

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Crusaders beat Newry 3-0 in November. Pic: NIFL.

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New signing Ronan Hale could make his debut for Crusaders this evening away to Newry City (7.45pm).

The 20-year-old former Birmingham and Derry City striker moved to the Crues last night, joining his older brother Rory at Seaview.

A win at the Showgrounds would see Stephen Baxter's men go level on points with the Danske Bank Premiership leaders Linfield.

But midfielder Declan Caddell expects a battle for the defending champions ..

The north Belfast club is flying high on and off the pitch.

Caddell is in his testimonial year and says there's been a dramatic transformation since he joined up more than a decade ago...



Danske Bank Premiership 

Friday, 7.45pm -

Newry City vs Crusaders

Saturday 3pm - 

Ballymena United vs Dungannon Swifts
Cliftonville vs Ards
Coleraine vs Glenavon
Institute vs Glentoran
Linfield vs Warrenpoint Town










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