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Glenavon v Crusaders Preview

 Another Saturday and Crusaders are on the road again as we travel to Lurgan to play Glenavon in Match Day 28 of the Danske Bank Premiership season. Crusaders continue their great run in 2020 where they remain unbeaten and maximum points at Mourneview Park would keep the pressure on at the top of the table while Glenavon are fighting in the bottom half after a very up and down season.

Practically everyone is fit for this one and Stephen Baxter will look at all the possibilities available as he also has an eye on next weeks League Cup Final. Gerard Doherty will be in nets with Cameron Dummigan making his league debut after a solid performance in last weeks Irish Cup win and another good showing in Monday nights friendly against Dundalk. Billy Joe Burns and Rodney Brown will team up again in central defence and Jarlath O'Rourke beside them. Rory Hale is back in contention after a lengthy lay off with injury but a place on the bench is probably a realistic target. Ross Clarke did limp out of action against Carrick and may be rested so Jordan Forsythe could move up into that position joining Paul Heatley. Declan Caddell and possibly Philip Lowry for example if they are selected. Gary Thompson, Paul McElroy and David Cushley will also look to start as competition is firece for these places. Up front Jamie McGonigle and Jordan Owens will again lead the line like they have done so well in recent weeks. 

Gary Hamiltons Glenavon go into the game with a host of players unavailable. Matthew Snoody will not play as he is on loan from Crusaders while Colin Coates who joined Glenavon last week from Crusaders wait too see along with Robbie Garrett are both suspended. He could alaso have up to another four players missing through injury. Glenavon will have experience to call on and Josh Daniels. Sammy Clingan , Greg Moorhouse  and even Gary himself  could still make problems for Crusaders. The main man to watch will be newly signed Danny Purkis who is a quality striker and  Crusaders will keep him watched.

So we head to Mourneview in great form and as always we want you there as well. Follow Stephen and the lads and get right behind the team from the start. Let;s hear your voices and send the lads into next weeks final on a high.  Admission is £12 & £8 payable at the turnstile. We will hopefully see you there. Keep The Faith.

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