It’s the final League game of the 2023/24 Sports Direct Premiership with Linfield entertaining Cliftonville at Windsor Park (5.30pm k.o.). The Blues have won the previous 3 league games between the sides this season and, of course, they will also go head-to-head in the Clearer Water Irish Cup Final on 4 May.

A pair of score draws in their last 2 fixtures means another Linfield title success is unlikely, and for Saturday evening's game both managers will probably utilise their squads ahead of next week's eagerly anticipated showpiece final. Opportunity could knock for some of the younger players in both squads, with a chance to step up and gain some valuable game time. 

In any case, it should be an interesting game with both teams looking to finish the league campaign on a high. 


By Ken Garrett.