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League Cup joy is only the start of Sky Blues fairytale: Faulkner

By Graham Luney

William Faulkner says he believes Ballymena United can pocket many more prizes under legendary boss David Jeffrey.

The former Ards ace feels he's playing the best football of his career and an Irish Cup victory over Coleraine this weekend will edge the Sky Blues closer to another silverware success.

Last month's League Cup final victory over Carrick Rangers was a special achievement but it's unlikely to be a one-off miracle with Jeffrey demanding improvement.

"Everyone knows what David's pedigree is and he's a serial winner," says Faulkner.

"Hopefully there are more trophies to come and it's really down to the players. Everyone's got to be pulling in the one direction and be prepared to work very hard.

"I've enjoyed my football wherever I have been but things have been taken to a different level at Ballymena. I'm 27 and have just signed a two year extension to my contract so I'm excited to be part of this team.

"The Coleraine game will be very tight as they tend to be and they are flying at the moment but so are we and we feel we."

• TRIBUTES were last night paid to Trevor Burns, the veteran Sky Blues fan pictured with David Jeffrey in the aftermath of the club's recent League Cup success, who passed away yesterday.

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