Squad Number: 26
Date of Birth: 31st July 1991
Debut: vs Cliftonville (August 13, 2022)
Previous Clubs: Institute, Ballinamallard United, Derry City, Cliftonville
A proven goalscorer in the top flight, McCrudden started his career with Newcastle United before returning home to sign for Institute. The marksman would then join Ballinamallard United in 2015 before returning to Institute and he would help the Drumahoe based club return to the Danske Bank Premiership in 2017-18; a season where he was named as the Championship Player of the Year. The Gobnascale native would also collect other personal accolades as he was named as the NIFWA Player of the Month in both December 2018 and April 2021, as well as securing back-to-back Goal of the Month gongs. McCrudden would then seal a move to Derry City in February 2019 but his spell at The Brandywell would only last twelve months as he made the switch to Cliftonville, where he helped the Reds win the County Antrim Shield less than a month after arriving. His signature has long been coveted by Oran Kearney who was pleased to obtain his services in the 2022 summer transfer window.