McCauley delighted to be back among the goals again

Darren McCauley says he’s happy to play anywhere if it means he gets game time for Coleraine.

The talented midfielder has been utilised in a central role in the last two games, and he has impressed. On Saturday he notched his first goal of the season and speaking afterwards he told Times Sport he was happy with how things have gone of late.

Darren McCauley is congratulated by Brown, McLaughin and Kane after putting the Bannsiders 1-0 ahead at home to Warrenpoint on Saturday. wk41111mb

Darren McCauley is congratulated by Brown, McLaughin and Kane after putting the Bannsiders 1-0 ahead at home to Warrenpoint on Saturday. wk41111mb

“I enjoy playing in there, but to be honest as long as I’m on the pitch I’m happy,” he said.

“I prefer to play in the hole, but as I say I’m happy to play anywhere because I’ve had a few injury problems, so really I’m happy to be on the pitch.

“The more games I play the fitter and better I’ll get.

“It’s taken a wee while because this is only my third game this season. I just have to be patient, I know I’m going to make mistakes because I’m not as fit as I can be at the minute, but once I get a few more games under my belt I’ll be at that top level again.”

McCauley showed his quality as he expertly lobbed Aaron Shanahan in the Warrenpoint Town goal to put the Bannsiders in front on Saturday. It helped set Coleraine on their way to three points which delighted the midfielder.

“I don’t think we performed well generally, but we’ve performed a lot better in the past and not taken any points, so I suppose that’s a good way to look at it,” he said.

“We know we have underperformed today, but we’ve come away with the three points and that’s satisfying.

“The goal really came out of nothing. I just saw the keeper off his line and I thought I would try it, I didn’t expect it to go in to be honest.

“I was delighted when it went in obviously because were were under the cosh a wee bit at that stage.

“Once the goal went in it gave us a wee bit of confidence.

“At the same time though we probably shouldn’t need a goal to give us that confidence.”