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Crues focused on arresting PSNI progress, says Baxter

By Billy Weir

They may be seven points clear at the top of the Danske Bank Premiership table and have the small matter of the Co Antrim Shield Final against Linfield coming up on Tuesday night, but the Irish Cup is very much on Stephen Baxter's radar

PSNI come to Seaview this afternoon as massive underdogs but the Crusaders boss is treating it just like any other game.

"It's absolutely another target, we set our stall out to try and push ourselves hard in both competitions and we will treat this game with the respect it deserves," he explained.

"They played us in one of the recent cup competitions and they gave us a real game.

"It's their big day out, they'll be coming to Seaview saying 'look, let's have a go, we might catch Crusaders on a day when they're not playing league games and the level isn't what it usually is'.

"That's what they'll want to talk about and it's very important from my point of view that that doesn't happen and the players are ready and motivated and they will be."

• Crusaders and Linfield have signed up to the inaugural Sportego Celtic eSports League which will be officially launched on Monday.

Eight teams from England, Scotland, Wales, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland will compete in the league to win the Sportego Celtic eSports League.

eSports is concerned with 'electronic sports'.

It consists of competitive gameplay between players usually via a video game.

The other clubs involved in the Sportego Celtic eSports league are Dundalk, Hamilton, Hibernian, Shamrock Rovers, TNS and Wolves.

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