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Linfield learn date for Crusaders' Seaview crunch

By Stuart McKinley

Crusaders will host Linfield in a potentially title-deciding game in the first round of fixtures after the split in the Danske Bank Premiership.

The Blues will travel to Seaview on Saturday, April 9 and if the Crues maintain the eight-point gap they opened up with last night's win against Carrick Rangers a victory over Linfield would give them an 11-point cushion with just four games to go.

If the title goes down to the last day of the season then both teams face away fixtures, with Crusaders going to Glentoran and Linfield away to Glenavon.

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POST-SPLIT FIXTURES: Saturday, April 9: Cliftonville v Glenavon, Coleraine v Glentoran, Crusaders v Linfield, Dungannon Swifts v Ballymena United, Portadown v Ballinamallard United, Warrenpoint Town v Carrick Rangers.

Saturday, April 16: Ballinamallard United v Warrenpoint Town, Carrick Rangers v Ballymena United, Cliftonville v Glentoran, Glenavon v Crusaders, Linfield v Coleraine, Portadown v Dungannon Swifts.

Tuesday, April 19 (7.45pm): Carrick Rangers v Portadown, Cliftonville v Crusaders, Dungannon Swifts v Ballinamallard United, Glenavon v Coleraine, Glentoran v Linfield, Warrenpoint Town v Ballymena United.

Saturday, April 23: Ballymena United v Ballinamallard United, Crusaders v Coleraine, Dungannon Swifts v Carrick Rangers, Glentoran v Glenavon, Linfield v Cliftonville, Warrenpoint Town v Portadown.

Saturday, April 30: Ballymena United v Portadown, Carrick Rangers v Ballinamallard United, Coleraine v Cliftonville, Glenavon v Linfield, Glentoran v Crusaders, Warrenpoint Town v Dungannon Swifts.

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