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Healy braced for a backlash from Crusaders

 

By Graham Luney

Linfield boss David Healy says he expects Crusaders to be on a revenge mission at Seaview tonight. Last season's top two in the Danske Bank Premiership clash for the first time this campaign on the Shore Road and the Blues know a win will move them six points clear of Stephen Baxter's side.

Linfield were unbeaten in six battles with the Crues last season as they won the County Antrim Shield, Irish Cup and league championship after an astonishing fightback.

Linfield have won five league games on the bounce and not conceded a goal, but Healy warned: "Our perfect record will be put to the test, I expect they will fancy a bit of revenge because they didn't win (against us) last year.

"We will give them huge respect, they are at home and on fire at the minute, scoring plenty of goals and we must be ready for that."

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