Ryan Curran says there can be no underestimation of Ards when the North Down side visit Solitude on Danske Bank Premiership duty tomorrow.
Not only was the midweek loss to Glenavon their first defeat in seven outings, it also saw Ards concede their first League goals since the middle of August – statistics which Curran says demonstrate precisely how disciplined an opponent Cliftonville will face.
“They’ll come and make it difficult,” says the 24-year-old.
“They’ve signed well in the summer and they’re a decent side and you know what you’ll get with them. We’re expecting another tough game and because we’re at home, we’re always expecting to win and get another three points.”
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