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Linfield won't catch up with Crusaders in Premiership race

By Scott Young

Published 05/04/2016

Main man: Aaron Burns hails his hat-trick in the 3-0 Irish Cup semi-final win over Lurgan Celtic
Main man: Aaron Burns hails his hat-trick in the 3-0 Irish Cup semi-final win over Lurgan Celtic

We are all looking forward to a huge Danske Bank Premiership clash at Seaview on Saturday and I'm tipping Linfield to do the business and beat Crusaders.

I just feel the Blues are on a hell of a run, full of confidence, scoring goals and looking fit and hungry.

Although the gap at the top would then be slashed to two points, I would still expect the Crues to recover and win back-to-back titles.

But in this game Linfield know exactly what they need to do and having that clarity can help a team.

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I don't think our teams know how to play for a draw, it's not in their DNA.

The Crues still have that cushion of a two-point lead even if they lose and that can take a little bit of energy out of their display.

Some of their recent performances have hinted at tiredness with big players at times looking sluggish.

Should David Healy's side get the victory it would really ask questions of Crusaders and although they are missing the suspended Aaron Burns I feel they can maintain their superb run on the Shore Road.

Linfield know it's win or bust for them and with that mentality I can see them getting the result they crave.

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