PREMIERSHIP: Oran keen to protect Coleraine’s ‘proud’ run

Coleraine held Linfield last weekend - now the boss wants a similar display. 
Picture by Andrew Paton/Press Eye

Coleraine held Linfield last weekend - now the boss wants a similar display. Picture by Andrew Paton/Press Eye

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Oran Kearney and his Coleraine side are determined to keep their ‘proud’ record intact.

They’re unbeaten in five Danske Bank Premiership matches - and have even lost just once in the last ten.

That’s all gone fairly well under the radar and Kearney is happy for that to continue when they entertain Dungannon Swifts tonight (Friday).

“The unbeaten run is becoming part of our team talk now,” he said. “We have pride in it and it is something we want to maintain.

“We want to have an aura about this place (the Coleraine Showgrounds) so teams don’t want to make the trip up here. In years gone by teams liked coming here for a bit of a jolly.

“There are lots of aspects that we use to try and make this a fortress, but the big thing is the performances and so far this season we’ve been really strong.

“Dungannon embarrassed us up at their place early on this season, it was 4-0 and could have been six.

“We know the firepower and the quality they have and we need to get our heads stright so we can produce another quality performance.”

Meanwhile, Dungannon boss Rodney McAree is demanding that his players all take some managerial responsibility after giving away late goals in their last two league games.

“Our game management has to improve as a club,” he said. “We have an array of talent going forward but we have to be tighter and harder to break down as a unit.”