Browne is relishing Reds clash

Coleraine's Gary Browne and Cliftonville's Laim Boyce pictured at the Irish Cup fifth round draw, which took place on Monday 16th December at the Grand Opera House. Photograph: Presseye.com

Coleraine's Gary Browne and Cliftonville's Laim Boyce pictured at the Irish Cup fifth round draw, which took place on Monday 16th December at the Grand Opera House. Photograph: Presseye.com

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GARY Browne says Coleraine will take a lot of confidence from their victory at Solitude earlier this season after they were paired with the Reds in the fifth round of the Irish Cup.

“It’s always a difficult game going to Solitude,” said the former Linfield man. “We can take a bit of confidence from the fact that we went there at the start of the season and defeated them in a league game that was shown live on Sky Television.

“If we can produce that type of performance, we’ll be in with a chance of winning it.”

Browne is hoping that results will have turned around for the Bannsiders before their clash with Cliftonville on January 11th. But the striker knows it’s up to the players to do that.

“Everyone is 100 per cent behind Oran,” said Browne. “There is only so much a manager can do. The players collectively must show greater responsibility.

“We must learn to stop leaking silly goals. There is a busy Festive coming up. We are in a situation if we can string a few results together again, we can nudge up towards the top six.

“We are not going to get sucked into the pressure of what comes at the bottom of the table. We intend to knuckle down and start winning football matches.

“We haven’t enjoyed picking up three points for some time, but now’s a good time to start.”