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Cliftonville offer free admission

Cliftonville are rolling out the red carpet to kids tomorrow.

Children aged 12 and under can see the Reds take on Lisburn Distillery at Solitude for free!

Kids must be accompanied by an adult, with a maximum of two children per adult, and the offer also applies to visiting supporters.

With Christmas on the horizon, the north Belfast side are pulling out all the stops to bring fans through the turnstiles.

“We have been targeting three or four less high profile games as an opportunity to give something back to the fans in the middle of a recession,” said Reds chairman Gerard Lawlor.

“Anything that brings more fans to the ground is welcome. We have tried this in the past and it has proved to be a success. The more fans, the better the atmosphere.

“The financial picture for ourselves can be described as a struggle but I’m sure other clubs will say the same,” he added.

“It is very challenging and although we have a 3G pitch at Solitude now, it is not the answer to all our problems.

“Football clubs have to embrace reasonable management and we have to address the past to deal with the future.

“The wage cap that will come into effect next season will not have a big impact on us but we should give the Irish FA credit for supporting clubs in their fight for survival,” he said.

Belfast Telegraph