Bradley stays on with the Bannsiders

Eoin Bradley in action against Ballymena United.
Eoin Bradley in action against Ballymena United.

Coleraine received another major boost last week as Eoin Bradley committed his future to the club for the rest of the season.

Doubts hung over the striker’s future at the club with the GAA season getting into full swing in the spring. But Bradley, who has been a revelation so far, says he is really enjoying his time with the Bannsiders and is keen to see out the season at The Showgrounds.

“I think I can play both sports but Brian (McIver) doesn’t,” said Bradley.

“I wouldn’t say I’ve turned my back on Derry - I’m enjoying it at Coleraine and didn’t think it would go so well.

“At this stage of my career there are not many years left. I had to make the decision for myself.

“You get a few pounds and while it’s not all about the money, it’s nice to get paid for what you’re doing.

“I explained the situation to Brian, he understands and said the door is always open. He said if I had done this earlier in my career it would have been better.

“I’ve played gaelic all my life - there’s just not as much pressure playing soccer and I’m really enjoying it.

“Coleraine have been very good to me and I want to repay them. Hopefully if I can keep playing well I can get another contract for next season.

“I really enjoy playing for Coleraine and I would love to extend my stay here.”