NORTH Wales Crusaders' head coach Anthony Murray is anticipating a cracking atmosphere in Colwyn Bay tomorrow afternoon.

After a three-week break, the Crusaders return to action with a key top-of-the-table home clash with leaders Keighley Cougars.

Cru, who have won all eight of their matches so far, are second on points difference and looking ahead to the encounter, Murray said: "I think Keighley have sold out a couple of coaches and I think they're bringing quite a number of fans with them.

"But I'm sure our fans will get behind us.

"We always get good crowds against Keighley.

"I am sure they will come out in their numbers."

Crusaders' last league game was a home 30-16 success versus Oldham in a hard-fought contest.

The home side had a number of injury concerns after that game and the players returned to training last Tuesday, in preparation for the big Keighley test.