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Mighty battle: Crues ace Jordan Owens with Cliftonville’s Garry Breen

Mighty battle: Crues ace Jordan Owens with Cliftonville’s Garry Breen

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Mighty battle: Crues ace Jordan Owens with Cliftonville’s Garry Breen

Crusaders say they have little faith in the Northern Ireland Football League's decision to seek a mathematical formula to determine the final Danske Bank Premiership standings - a process which now leaves their Europa League dream dangling by a thread.

The Irish Premiership season has been curtailed and a mathematical model will be applied to determine the final standings.

The formula is to be decided by an English-based independent football data consultancy "in accordance with Uefa principles".