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Paddy McLaughlin wants Cliftonville’s players and fans alike to transfer the raw passion and energy of a Solitude match-night to this evening’s encounter with Carrick Rangers.

After overcoming Larne and Linfield on home turf over the past 11 days, the Reds’ first Danske Bank Premiership away day of 2023 takes them to the Loughview Leisure Arena, where McLaughlin anticipates a typically competitive battle with the Gers.

Though nothing compares to an occasion under the Solitude floodlights, the Manager says everybody involved in tonight’s clash must do everything they can to contribute to a big performance.

“Carrick are strong at home, they play the pitch and the conditions well,” he explained.

“Stuart King has done a brilliant job this year and it’s a place nobody likes going to just because of how hard working they are and how hard it is to get out of there with any kind of result.

“It’s important that we put the highs of Tuesday night to bed and concentrate on what’s going to be another tough game.

“Carrick will be highly motivated and well organised. They’ve got their dangers as well, so it’ll be a different game and a different atmosphere to Tuesday but it’s important we get our heads around that and it’s important we deal with what comes our way and perform and work as well as we did against Linfield.”

Carrick Rangers v Cliftonville
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