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Crusaders happy to fly under the radar insists Jordan Forsythe

Jordan Forsythe insists Crusaders are happy enough going under the radar this season.

While other teams have been discussed as eventual league champions the Crues have been going about their business quietly.

And that's just how Forsythe and his teammates want it.

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"For us it's about trying to stay in touch as best we can for the run-in," he said.

"You can only look after yourself and we did that during the week.

"We're happy enough for other teams to be talked about and we'll keep going out on a Saturday and giving our all.

"We're not talking about titles, it's not mentioned at all in the changing room.

"For us it's about giving our all and trying to pick up three points.

"Every game is a grind, there are no easy games at all, but that's why we all love it.

"It's been a great season so far but for us it's about ticking each game off."

After picking up four points over fellow title challengers Larne and Linfield in the past week the Crues face another test when they travel to a rejuvenated Glentoran side on Monday night.

The Glens have picked up six points and scored nine goals in the two games since Rodney McAree took over the reins, but Forsythe is relishing the trip to The Oval.

"The games just keep coming thick and fast," he said.

"It has been a tough week with Larne and Linfield so there were a few tired bodies, but we just need to get ourselves going again.

"The Glens have done well in the last couple of games so they are starting to tick again.

"We always do well there so I'm looking forward to it.

"Rodney has obviously been there as a coach so he knows the players inside out and maybe he sees a different way of playing.

"They've obviously brought Niall McGinn in and there are a few on their way back, I'm sure Conor Mac isn't far off.

"They've come through a tough period but I'm sure they'll come out the other side of it."

Forsythe's opener in Tuesday night's 2-0 win over Linfield was his 50th for the Crues, but the midfielder was quick to put the praise on his teammates following the impressive victory.

"It's good to get to that milestone but it was just about getting the three points," he said.

"It was about coming out as an eleven, giving it a real go and going toe to toe with them.

"I think we do well here as it's a smaller pitch and we know it well and it plays into our hands a bit.

"Everyone was great and it's about putting the hard yards in, that's what gives you the win and your ability takes over throughout that."


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