Cup King Dickson in Crues control
Mark Dickson has admitted he is loving life at Crusaders after his spell at Linfield turned sour.
Dickson helped the Blues make history by clinching a remarkable treble double but he was left kicking his heels on the bench and Linfield’s loss is very much Crusaders’ gain.
The former Larne hitman has been in stunning form for the Crues and he is now hoping to pocket his third consecutive cup winners’ medal.
He didn’t just come to Seaview for regular football — the hard-working and creative frontman is still dreaming of adding to his medal collection and Dickson is producing the goods with a smile on his face.
“I’m just delighted to be playing in a great side and scoring goals again,” said Dickson.
“It was tough sitting on the bench with Linfield but there were quality players there and I decided to take a chance here.
“After sitting on the bench you have a point to prove so there is that extra bit of motivation in your mind.
“There is a good bunch of lads at Seaview and we just go out every week to win football matches.
“I am delighted with how it has gone so far and we’re naturally glad to be in the cup final.
“Getting the first cup winners’ medal with Linfield was special as it wiped away the memory of losing in the final with Larne.
“We beat Dungannon Swifts on penalties in that final and I scored then. Getting to the final is a great achievement for us. The manager sends us out to get the ball down and attack and if we can do that well there is no reason to fear anyone.
“We will create chances and stick them away. Whoever can handle the nerves better in the big games wins them, and it’s all about taking chances.”