Glenn Ferguson sends his Ballymena United side to Seaview on Saturday hoping to reverse the club’s poor form against Crusaders.
The Sky Blues have recorded just four wins from their last 26 games against the Shore Road men in all competitions.
You have to date back to February 2005 for United’s last league win at Seaview.
“It is always a difficult place to go to. Crusaders are a very good side and they are tough to break down at home,” Ferguson said.
They are sitting second in the league and will be determined to get another three points on Saturday.
“They will be fired up for this game, but we want the points for our own reasons. We still want to try and break into the top six.
“After Tuesday night’s win against Glentoran we have given ourselves a chance, but we have to push on.”
Tony Kane bagged a 90th-minute wonder goal to claim three points at the Oval on Tuesday.
Ferguson hopes his players can build on the momentum they are threatening to build up.
“I was pleased with three points at Glentoran on Tuesday night, but we know we have to kick on now.
“Saturday is another difficult test but we are looking forward to it.”