Striker Timmy Adamson is desperate for success at Crusaders

HUNGRY: Crusaders striker Timmy Adamson
HUNGRY: Crusaders striker Timmy Adamson

Timmy Adamson is refusing to rest on his laurels as he plots further silverware success with Crusaders.

Adamson was part of the Crues squad that lifted the Setanta Sports Cup last season.

The Shore Road men became all-Ireland heroes with their penalty kick victory over Derry City at the Oval.

It is a stellar memory for the former Dungannon Swifts striker – but one he wants to emulate this season.

“I’ve only one senior medal, so it would be nice to add to that,” he said.

“It would be nice to win a major domestic trophy. That’s the aim and we believe we are capable of achieving it.

“But we’re under no illusions. We know the remaining weeks and months of the season are going to be a real test for us.”

“There are some huge games coming up – it’s a busy period for everyone.”

Crusaders have a top-of-the-table derby showdown with league leaders Cliftonville to come on Boxing Day.

First up, however, is the significant challenge of champions Linfield at Seaview on Saturday.

And despite the Blues enduring an indifferent season to date, Adamson is predicting a “massive battle” against last year’s double winners.

“Linfield is always a tough game,” the striker said.

“They are trying to get back in the title race and we are equally determined to stay on Cliftonville’s tails at the top. It’s a massive three points.”

“It is far too premature to rule Linfield out of the race. They are capable of stringing a run of wins together and they are lurking dangerously six points below us.”