Richard Brush says victory over Glentoran this evening would carry the dual benefit of booking Cliftonville’s place in the County Antrim Shield Final and also help them maintain vital momentum amid a run of crunch fixtures.
The Reds welcome the Glens to Solitude for an eagerly-anticipated last-four clash that goalkeeper Brush expects to be typically competitive.
“It will be a tough test,” he says.
“A Semi Final is a Semi Final and everybody wants to get in the Final of anything. Glentoran will be well prepared as will ourselves. It’s a good test and should be a good night.
“You want to play in Semi Finals and Finals regardless of what sort of competition it is. Winning games week in and week out is what gets that momentum.
“Whether it’s the Semi Final or the first round of the League Cup, winning in games becomes a habit and you just want to keep it running.”
You can read the full Brush interview in this evening’s edition of our Matchday Magazine, which will be on sale at Solitude for £3.
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All Reds fans are encouraged to take their seats as early as possible to both avoid lengthy queuing in the build-up to the 7.45pm kick-off and to ensure the team receive a rapturous welcome when they take to the pitch.