Carrick Rangers v Crusaders

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Mark Surgenor in action against Jordan Owens

Crusaders have the opportunity to go eight points clear of title rivals Linfield when they take on Carrick Rangers at Taylor’s Avenue on Tuesday.

The Crues saw off the same opposition 4-0 in the Irish Premiership game at the same venue on Saturday.

“I think it will be a totally different game on Tuesday, a new challenge,” said Crusaders manager Stephen Baxter.

“But it’s a great chance to extend our lead at the top and then ask questions of Linfield,” added the Crues boss.

“At this stage, it’s all about performance and getting a job done.”

Carrick manager Gary Haveron admitted that he will be “glad to see the back of Crusaders” as his side face another uphill struggle against the champions in their battle to avoid relegation.

“I never thought our season was going to hinge on how we did against Crusaders. They are a fantastic outfit, very strong. You can see in their substitutions that they are making that they are bringing on like for like quality,” said Haveron.

The hosts will have goalkeeper Brian Neeson available to replace James Taylor, who serves a suspension after being sent-off in the 34th minute of Saturday’s defeat.

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