COATES BACK AS CRUES SET FOR 2ND LEG TEST

CRUSADERS welcome back captain Colin Coates to their squad for Tuesday's UEFA Champions League 2nd Leg tie against KF Skënderbeu Korçë at Seaview (745pm), as they look to overturn a 4-1 deficit following first leg defeat last week.

Knowing that Crusaders are in for a tough test, Coates admitted that keeping a clean sheet is of vital importance. Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph he said, "If they score again we will need four just to take it to extra time and that's asking a bit much. The clean sheet will be vital for us, we must be patient and not be too desperate to score early".

Having missed the first leg, Coates has been playing catch up to ensure that he is ready to give his all in tomorrow nights game. "The manager gave everyone a night off on Thursday but I trained with the reserves, trying to get up to speed again after my holiday and also played against Kilmarnock on Saturday".

However, Josh Robinson and Davy Magowan have formed a partnership having played the last two games together Coates is not expecting to regain his place in the side so easily. "It's up to the manager whether he wants to stick with Josh and Davy or turn to me."

Like always, Colin Coates expects his Crusaders to give their all and provide a stern test for KF Skënderbeu Korçë. "The boys have told me this is a top quality side but we'll test them at Seaview."

Match Details - UEFA Champions League Second Qualifying Round (2nd Leg)

Tuesday 21 July (745pm)

Crusaders vs. KF Skënderbeu Korçë

Seaview, Belfast

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