‘Stute aiming for Intermediate Cup success

FORMER Derry City midfielder, Michael McCrudden is poised to make his Institute debut tomorrow afternoon as the Drumahoe club attempt to keep alive their hopes of a Cup treble this season.

With the Craig Memorial Cup and the North West Senior Cup stocked away safely in the club’s trophy room, joint manager, Paul Carlyle has targetted a third piece of silverware in the form of the Coca/Cola Intermediate Cup.

‘Stute take on fellow Championship side, Banbridge Town in the fifth round tie at the Riverside tomorrow (Kick-off 1.30 p.m.) and Carlyle feels the addition of McCrudden - who scored in last Friday night’s 3-0 friendly victory over Cockhill Celtic will provide a major boost to the club.

“Michael had a problem with his ankle, but after getting a scan he has got the all clear and he has been told to get back playing, so fingers crossed he’ll be in the squad for tomorrow.

“He comes with a lot of experience, he played with Newcastle United and Derry City, he’s a very, very good player, loads of ability and he knows the way we play and it suits him perfectly. I feel he could be that man who has that bit of class in the final third of the pitch, which we have been lacking in recent weeks.”

“We have a lot of success in cup competitions already this season and the Intermediate Cup is a big competition so we are looking to win it,” he concluded.