Belfast Telegraph

Crues won't blow it: Jensen


By Graham Luney

Crusaders goalkeeper Brian Jensen has backed his side to weather a Coleraine storm tonight and remain favourites to claim the Danske Bank Premiership title.

The second placed Bannsiders can move a point ahead of the Crues at the top of the table with four games remaining if they can win at Seaview but Stephen Baxter's side know a home win will strengthen their grip.

Crusaders stumbled late on in the title sprint a year ago and double chasing Coleraine are hoping they will get the jitters again but former Burnley stopper Jensen says his men will hold their nerve.

"This game is going to be tough and we know it but the guys don't want to experience the feeling they had last season," said the 42-year-old.

"I think the boys have shown with their performances this season that they won't let it slip again.

"I think we have enough talent there to finish the job but we've got to prove it.

"Coleraine have been superb this season but we are at home and we owe them one after losing once and drawing twice with them in the league this season.

"The most important thing is we don't lose the game because one more twist and you can lose it.

"Coleraine have been absolutely brilliant this season and they will look to spoil the party but we know what is at stake and I'm confident we can handle the pressure and do what we need to do."

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