Match Preview: Linfield (h)
ARDS vs LINFIELD
SATURDAY 24TH FEBRUARY at 3.00 pm
Match Sponsor: Worthingtons Solicitors
Ards have the chance to gain back-to-back wins over the original Belfast Big Two this weekend when David Healy brings his Linfield side to town. Following on from their morale boosting performance and result at the Oval last Friday night, Ards will be looking to take league points off the Blues for the first time this season following home and away defeats, both by a 2-0 scoreline in August and October last year. Ards do have the memory of their most recent game against Linfield,a 1-0 County Antrim Shield victory at Windsor Park, just two days after the second of those league defeats, to give them hope that they can get a positive result from this fixture.
The task will not be made easier with the enforced absence of the three players currently on loan from Linfield, Ross Clarke, Cameron Stewart and Reece Glendinning, although Michael Ruddy will be available after his three game ban.