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Linfield title hopes dangling by a thread, warns Burns

By Graham Luney

Aaron Burns has warned Linfield their Danske Bank Premiership title hopes could go up in smoke if they taste defeat at Seaview tomorrow. If champions Crusaders pocket three points in north Belfast they will soar 10 points clear in the title race and many observers will believe the race for the Gibson Cup is over.

Stephen Baxter's side are hot favourites to make it three championships on the spin but Burns hopes there's another dramatic twist before the year is out.

"If the gap at the top was to go to 10 points it would take a drastic dip in form for Crusaders to allow us back into it," said Burns. "You'd be expecting Crusaders to lose three games and for us to win them so it would be a big ask and that's why we need to look for the win at Seaview."

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