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Rory Donnelly says Cliftonville’s bid for greater consistency would receive a major boost with victory over Linfield this evening.

The Reds travel to Windsor Park for an eagerly-anticipated Tennent’s Irish Cup Quarter Final clash just days after an impressive North Belfast Derby defeat of Crusaders – and Donnelly is well aware of the importance of following up one big win with another.

“The main thing we’ve lacked this season is consistency,” admits the 26-year-old.

“We know we’re capable of beating any team on our day and we’ve done that in certain games, but we need to start following it up. If we can start doing that, it would make such a big difference.

“It was great to get the three points against Crusaders, especially after the way the last few weeks have gone, but we all want to back it up by beating Linfield in the Cup.

“It’s a big game and all the boys are up for it. It’s going to be tough but Crusaders are tough to play against as well, so we need to make sure we all do our jobs and hopefully we can get the win and start adding the consistency that we’re all looking for.”

Supporters information
There will be a minute’s silence prior to kick-off in memory of former Linfield wing half Ray Gough, who sadly passed away on Sunday, as well as our own ex-physiotherapist Freddie Jardine.

This is an all-ticket fixture and sales will be conducted in the Social Club from 6pm this evening. Any supporters who purchased tickets for the game’s original March 3 date but cannot attend tonight are advised that refunds must be obtained by 7pm.