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Coleraine determined to book a European adventure: Kee

By Alex Mills

Davy Kee admits a European ticket is almost within touching distance - and his Coleraine buddies are preparing to dust down their passports.

The Bannsiders hardened their challenge at the weekend by defeating Cliftonville, which shot them five points clear of Gerard Lyttle's team.

With an Irish Cup final against Linfield looming early next month, Oran Kearney's boys are almost certainly guaranteed to be on their travels over the summer.

And, having gone 16 games undefeated - which includes 14 wins - Kee realises that three points at home to Glenavon on Saturday would inch them a little nearer to the finish line.

"We are on a fantastic run," admitted Kee, who arrived on loan from Linfield at the beginning of the season and has been a big favourite with the fans though won't be able to play against his parent club in the Cup decider.

"The win over Cliftonville was massive. We desperately want to finish in third place, that's our priority at the minute and taking three points against Glenavon would be significant.

"Qualifying for the Europa League would be a massive achievement. We've envied others in recent years - now we have the chance to get there."

Kee's contract at Linfield expires in May and his loan arrangement at the Showgrounds also comes to an end, so he's still unsure where he'll be next season.

"I've really enjoyed it at Coleraine and would like to stay on," he added.

"My focus is on our remaining four league games."

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