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No taking the Mich

Michael McCrudden says Cliftonville will be taking nothing for granted when they host Dundela in this evening’s County Antrim Shield quarter-final at Solitude.

The 29-year-old striker opened his season’s scoring account in Saturday’s first round defeat of Knockbreda but admits that the Reds were far from their best before going on to claim a late win through Joe Gormley.

“It’s good to get into the quarter-final,” he says.

“It wasn’t a great start to be fair – they went 1-0 up and we were very quiet in the first-half and didn’t do a lot. But in the second-half, I thought we dominated and obviously Joe coming on made a massive difference.”

As he and his team-mates prepare for a second engagement with Bluefin Sport Championship opposition in three days, the former Derry City frontman has warned against any underestimation of an ambitious Duns side.

“Without a doubt, Dundela will prove a big threat,” he adds.

“We take no games for granted. A lot of the teams from lower divisions come up with a point to prove and they’ll give an extra 50 per cent.”

Cliftonville v Dundela
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