Champions League: FC Levadia Tallinn v Crusaders (Tue)

Paul Heatley battles for possession with Levadia Tallinn's Marin Pavel
Paul Heatley battles for possession with Levadia Tallinn's Marin Pavel
Champions League first qualifying round, second leg
Venue: Le Coq Arena, Tallinn Date: Tuesday 7 July Kick-off: 17:00 BST
Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio Ulster medium wave and the BBC Sport website

Crusaders winger Paul Heatley is upbeat ahead of the Champions League first-round qualifier second leg against Levadia Tallinn in Estonia.

The Irish League side hit the woodwork and squandered chances in a scoreless first leg at Seaview last week.

The Belfast side's skipper and central defender Colin Coates misses the match because he is on holiday.

"We are certainly capable of beating this side and we will go there full of confidence," said Heatley.

"The main thing in the first leg was that we didn't concede the away goal and we carved out openings."

He added: "They are very well structured, well organised and difficult to break down.

"But the Seaview game gave us the chance to boost our fitness levels and we are going into the game in a positive frame of mind."

Crues manager Stephen Baxter said the return match would be a lot different from the first leg.

"We know they came to Belfast looking for a draw, playing a centre half in front of the back four to shut the game down," he said.

"They played for a 0-0 and they got that. This game will be a different proposition. They have internationals in their squad and it is going to be tough.

"But our players are hungry and have come to a country like this before and won.

"That is fresh in their memories and they are up for it."

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