Bring on the champions

Oran Kearney. Pic by PressEye Ltd.
Oran Kearney. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

Coleraine boss Oran Kearney says his side will have to leave aside their frustration from Firday night’s draw with Dungannon as they prepare to face champions Crusaders this Saturday.

The Bannsiders bid to move into second place was thwarted as they were twice pegged back by the Swifts.

Kearney though is looking forward to facing the Crues at Seaview now.

“We will have to show character to go up there and get a result,” he told Times Sport.

“We did that in the first game between the two sides earlier this season.

“Coming into the game on the back of a 4-0 defeat at Dungannon we conceded after 90 seconds, and I like a lot of people probably feared the worst.

“But we produced a very mature performance and fully deserved to take a point out of it.

“It’s up to us now to go up there and produce another big performance.

“Friday night was frustrating all round, the big motivation was to go second.

“But it’s gone now and we just have to focus on the next game.”