Lisburn Distillery manager Tim McCann insists his players will hold no fear when they travel to Seaview on Saturday.
The Whites earned their place in the quarter-finals courtesy of a spirited 2-1 victory over Dundela on Tuesday night.
Now the Premiership strugglers are preparing for a testing trip to North Belfast to take on last season’s beaten finalists.
The Crues also sit 42 points above McCann’s side in the league standings.
But despite statistics working against Distillery, the Whites boss is relishing the titanic cup tie.
“We worked hard to get this far and we want to go further,” he said.
“Crusaders is going to be a very difficult game. They are second in the league and always do well in the cup competitions.
“But we go there full of belief and looking forward to it.”