Coleraine boss Oran Kearney was delighted with the response from Curtis Allen after he came off the bench to rescue a point against Dungannon Swifts.
The Bannsiders’ top scorer was dropped for the visit to Stangmore Park but needed just seven minutes to level when brought on as a second half substitute.
It took Allen’s tally for the campaign to eight goals.
And Kearney believed the decision to axe the former Linfield striker from the starting line-up on Saturday was the jolt he needed after a dip in form recently.
“It was my choice to leave Curtis on the bench,” he said.
“Last week (against Lisburn Distillery) wasn’t good enough and Curtis is no different to anyone else.
“Curtis knows that himself, he’s very much a team player and can’t be treated any differently.
“The previous performance wasn’t good enough, I have five strikers at the club and to keep a happy camp things have to be done fairly.
“When people don’t do it, they know the rules. They step aside and let someone else take over.”