IRISH LEAGUE: Striker Allan loving life at the Coleraine Showgrounds

Jordan Allan is clearly enjoying his football at Coleraine, and he admitted that played a big part in his decision to stay at the club.

Thursday, 19th January 2017, 4:35 pm
Updated Thursday, 19th January 2017, 4:37 pm
Coleraine's Jordan Allan up against Portadown's Jordan Lyttle last weekend. Photo: Lorcan Doherty /

The former Derry City striker has been in great form of late, and has nine goals to his tally already.

A number of clubs were interested in the 21-year-old, but he was only too happy to commit his immediate future to the Bannsiders.

“I am happy to get everything sorted out,” said Allan.

“I had offers from clubs back home but I am enjoying myself here and the players are a great bunch of lads to work with.

“As the saying goes, don’t fix what isn’t broken.

Allan had been developing a promising partnership with Eoin Bradley since his return to the club.

Between them they had bagged six goals in the opening two games of their partnership.

Unfortunately that thriving partnership will be out of action for a while now following Bradley’s unfortunate injury against Portadown on Saturday.

But Allan clearly enjoyed playing alongside his new team-mate.

“We only played with each other a couple of times, but the numbers speak for themselves,” he said.

“Six goals in two games between us shows I think that we work well together.

“There is a mutual respect for each other which is key.

“Playing alongside Eoin is a boost for me and the team as he holds the ball up and allows me to come into play more in the pockets where I can affect the game.

“It’s always good having competition and there’s no animosity between any of the forward players at the club. We all want each other to do well.”

Boss Oran Kearney is delighted to have tied Allan to the club and further bolster his striking options.

“Jordan has done really well for us so we are delighted that he has committed his immediate future to the club,” he said.

“There were a number of clubs interested in taking Jordan, but he is enjoying his football here, you can see that in how he is playing, and we were determined to keep him.

“We have worked hard to keep Jordan here, and it’s another big plus for us after the signings of Eoin Bradley and Ciaron Harkin.

“December was a tough month with key players missing , but now to have James McLaughlin and also Gary Twigg back, along with the signing of Eoin and the re-signing of Jordan, it’s a huge boost to all of us.

“Goals win games and I’m long enough in this league to know it’s at the top end of the pitch where it makes or breaks you.

“We now have great variety and quality in our striking options.”