Belfast Telegraph

It's a case of deja vu for Blues as they end on the road

By Stuart McKinley

Linfield will finish the 2014-15 season in exactly the same way that they started it - by playing seven consecutive games away from home.

The problems discovered with Windsor Park's West Stand have led to the Blues two remaining home matches of the season being moved, with today's potentially title-deciding clash against Crusaders postponed earlier in the week.

There is still no decision made of a date or venue for the rearrangement of that match, but it has been conformed that Linfield will take on Glenavon as scheduled next Saturday afternoon, albeit at the Ballymena Showgrounds.

It is believed that Glenavon's Mourneview Park is being considered as a possibility for the Blues v Crues meeting, although if the league title is decided before it is played Linfield could forfeit home advantage and let the game be played at Seaview.

It is now a month since Linfield last played at Windsor Park, in a Premiership game against Warrenpoint Town.

With the pitch being relaid last summer it wasn't until mid-September that they were able to play at home - ironically also against Warrenpoint.

Before that they had faced Portadown, Glentoran, Coleraine, Institute, Ballyclare Comrades, Dungannon Swifts and Cliftonville on the road.

Linfield's remaining matches: Tuesday April 7 v Glentoran (a), Saturday April 11 v Glenavon (Ballymena Showgrounds), Saturday April 18 v Cliftonville (a), Saturday April 25 v Portadown (a), TBC v Crusaders.

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