Allan settling in nicely at the Showgrounds

Jordan Allan is enjoying life at Coleraine. Picture  -  @Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland.
Jordan Allan is enjoying life at Coleraine. Picture - @Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland.
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Striker Jordan Allan was over the moon to have netted his first goal for Coleraine.

The front man, who is on-loan from Derry City, came off the bench to fire home their equaliser against Glenavon, on Saturday.

“I was absoultely delighted but I was more kind of gutted towards the end, because we could have won it,” he said.

“We were really piling the pressure on them and I felt we would have won it. Big Darren (McCauley) had a great chance, which he usually bursts the net with those kind of chances, but it was maybe just one of those days for him.

“Hopefully we can captailise on the momemtum we have from the game.”
Allan, who joined the Bannsiders a few weeks ago, is loving life at the Showgrounds.

“The lads are great and sometimes it’s never easy walking into a changing room coming on-loan, but the lads have been great to me,” he added.

“They have made me feel really welcome and I get on with every one of them. Lyndon Kane gives me a bit of stick, but it’s all good banter.”

Now that he has opened his goalscoring account the talented striker is now looking to get more game time under his belt.

“I knew I wasn’t going to walk into the Coleraine team, I had seen them play and I knew then it was going to be tough to get into the team, but I have been doing my best in training and biding my time.
“There’s a good tempo at training and a good standard. The boys also motivate each other to do well and although I only train with them twice a week there’s a good bond amongst the players.

“Yes I now want to score more goals, but football’s football and you don’t know what’s around the corner, but I will try to do my best.
“The more I play, the more confident I’ll become and hopefully that will help me score more goals.”

The 20-year-old, who’s family and friends are making the trip to the Showgrounds for this weekend’s derby against Ballymena United, is hoping the Bannsiders’ fans can be their 12th man.

“My family is coming over, my mum, dad and best pal are coming over so hopefully we can do well,” he said.

“Ballymena done well at the week, but we can’t take anything away from ourselves, we are playing well at the minute but just aren’t getting the results.

“No team is battering us, it’s just maybe us not taking chances or making some errors which are costing us, but everyone makes mistakes and while no one is blaming anyone, in fact the squad, which as I said has a fantastic team-spirit, comes together whenever times are difficult in games.

“But since I have come to the club our downfall has been ourselves and I don’t see Ballymena battering us or anything like that, to be honest I think we are going to go out and do well and whatever happens on a derby day happens, but I see us playing well and I see us taking the game to them.”