Allan hoping for derby delight

Jordan Allan celebrates after scoring to make it 2-2 against Glenavon.  Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Jordan Allan celebrates after scoring to make it 2-2 against Glenavon. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Coleraine striker Jordan Allan is looking forward to Saturday’s derby clash against Ballymena United, at the Showgrounds (KO 3pm).

The Scottish front man, who came off the bench at the weekend and scored his first goal for the club, is hoping the Bannsiders fands will be the 12th man this weekend.

“Derbies are derbies and they are always tough,” he said.

“I have played in the Dundee derby, the Morton versus St Mirren derby, the Montrose derby and obviously the Derry City versus Finn Harps derby and everyone of those games were tough.

“Look no matter what you have done the week before or how well you are playing, anything can happen on derby day.

“I’m sure the gaffer will have us ready for it. We are a good team and I do think we’ll do well.

“I think we’ll have the edge in terms of support and hopefully the 12th man can make the difference.”

At the minute David Jeffrey’s side are sitting in third spot, some five points clear of Coleraine.

Allan believes the Bannsiders are due a wee bit of luck.

“We have played well in our last five games,” he added.

“We were unlucky at Cliftonville and if we take our chances we win the game, while on Saturday we didn’t start right.

“Most of the games we are not doing well is because of us, that has been our down fall.

“It’s not like teams are battering us, we maybe aren’t just taking our chances or errors, but I see us taking the game to Ballymena, especially at home.”