Levi Ives warns that Cliftonville cannot be distracted from their task against Linfield this evening.
A bumper attendance is expected for the eagerly-anticipated Danske Bank Premiership showdown but Ives insists that the presence of the Sky Sports cameras – as well as an inevitable backlash from a Blues side still smarting from their shock Irish Cup exit last week – must be blanked out as the Reds target the addition of three valuable points.
“There will be a massive crowd but it’s just another game in the way of where we want to be so we’ll just take it as it comes,” says the 22-year-old.
“Any Club would want to bounce back, especially from a shock defeat like they suffered against Queen’s, but we’ll look after ourselves and just see how we go.”
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