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Barry Gray says Cliftonville must being their A-game to tomorrow’s Tennent’s Irish Cup Quarter Final with Linfield.

The Reds boss has shared supporters’ frustrations with recent performances and, while the team’s inconsistencies have been troublesome in recent times, Gray believes his players are capable of victory at Windsor Park.

“Collectively as a team, this is where we decide the direction our season goes in from this point,” he explains.

“We’ve had a few other opportunities to go on and do something, but we’ve pencilled them off, moved on and the Irish Cup is the big one that we have left.

“The draw has again handed us a very tough game but can we do it? Most definitely. Can we beat Linfield at Windsor? Yes. But it comes down to which team shows up and what we do to make sure we perform. I’m not saying I’ve all the answers or I’m the best Manager in the world, but when we work hard and when the players do what they’re asked to do, we look good.

“Linfield have top quality players and Cliftonville have top quality players. If we turn out a first-half performance like we did against Glentoran last week, the tie will be over at half-time. If we don’t and we bring our A-game, then it will be a hell of a game.

“How do we get that A-game out or get them firing and going? It certainly won’t be through a fault or hesitation of me trying to do that.”

Ticket information
Supporters are reminded that this is an all-ticket fixture and tickets can be purchased from the Social Club on Friday evening as well as from noon on Saturday.

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