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Delighted Stephen Baxter won't be getting carried away by Crusader's six appeal

By David Mason

Crusaders boss Stephen Baxter insists he will have no problems keeping his boys grounded following the whirlwind start to their Danske Bank Premiership defence.

The Shore Road boys, who created history last season by becoming the first Crues team to retain the title, handed out a six-goal walloping when Ballymena United travelled to Seaview at the weekend. Baxter tonight takes his boys Carrick Rangers, who were beaten 4-0 by Glenavon in their opener.

"They turned us over down there late last season, so we'll be taking nothing for granted," said Baxter, who was thrilled with his team's performance against David Jeffrey's new look outfit.

"We knew we had to hit the ground running. I thought we were solid, from back to front. We were a joy to watch, we were clinical and professional.

"But we'll not become carried away. It was a good win, nothing else. We'll bank the points and move on. We have a long campaign in front of us.

"We'll now focus on Carrick. They have made a number of changes to their squad, but we'll treat them the same as everyone else," added Baxter.

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