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Ards don't fear Crues and will put up fight, says Frazer



Determined: Jonny Frazer

Determined: Jonny Frazer

Determined: Jonny Frazer

Ards winger Jonny Frazer feels it is only a matter of time before the north Down men are on the up. With a solitary league win to their name so far this season, it has been a struggle for Colin Nixon's team and Frazer admits that it has taken time for the remodelled side to gel.

Things don't get any easier either with a trip to north Belfast this afternoon to take on a Crusaders outfit on a real high after their midweek defeat of champions Linfield at the same venue.

"Any team that goes away to Seaview is going to get it hard, they have a lot of good players who have done well in the past," says the former Linfield player.

"We've been disappointed in ourselves in the past couple of weeks and we didn't think we would be where we are at this stage of the season, but we will go there with no fear and try and get something from the game."

That lone win came in a crucial clash with Carrick Rangers a couple of weeks back and for 45 minutes last weekend they held Coleraine before going down to the Bannsiders' second-half three-goal blitz.

"There was a bit of pressure building after the Dungannon and Warrenpoint games and beating Carrick eased a bit of the pressure," he adds.

"We were confident going into the Coleraine game but things didn't go our way but we'll dust ourselves down and will certainly give it a go against the Crues.

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"We had a really good pre-season. We thought we had a really good squad and we do but it's just a case of getting the first few games out of the way and starting to gel."

Despite the struggles, the 22-year-old software engineer is tasting regular football having left Linfield for good after a couple of loan spells.

"I'm enjoying my football, that's why I picked Ards because I wanted to play. As much as I loved Linfield, I wasn't playing, and when you get to my age you want to go out and play football."

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