Barry Gray says Cliftonville will travel to Windsor Park tomorrow intent on pocketing another three Danske Bank Premiership points.
The Reds have won their last seven fixtures and know that victory over the Blues would keep them third in the standings at the start of a busy holiday period that also includes contests with Crusaders, Coleraine and Ballymena United.
Gray is, as ever, concentrating solely on the task immediately at hand and believes his players are capable of victory against the Champions.
“This is a massive game for us in a massive week,” he says.
“It’s one that we’ll face up to and, with the form we’ve been in lately, we will be going there to try and win. Yes, Linfield are Linfield and you have to respect that, but we prefer to focus on ourselves and try to use our strengths.
“Linfield away is always tough – whatever form you are in goes out the window as this is an isolated game between two top sides. We’re just hopeful we can go to Windsor Park and get the win.”
This is an all-ticket fixture for Cliftonville supporters, who can purchase tickets at the following intervals…
Friday, December 22: 3-5pm (The Reds Shop) and 7pm-closing (Social Club)
Saturday, December 23: 11am-1pm (The Reds Shop)
A collection will be held in aid of the NI Children’s Hospice before the game and the Club would ask for the generosity of donation.