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I'll sign new Bannsiders deal: Kearney

By Graham Luney

Coleraine boss Oran Kearney has confirmed he will sign a new contract and lead the club into an "exciting new era".

The former Linfield midfielder has brought Josh Carson, Stephen O'Donnell and Aaron Traynor to the Showgrounds and now he's ready to agree fresh terms.

Coleraine reached the Tennent's Irish Cup final where they lost 3-0 to Linfield, but the Bannsiders recorded a stunning third-place finish in the Danske Bank Premiership and are now awaiting their next competitive opponents in Monday's Europa League draw.

The Belfast Telegraph revealed in April that the Bannsiders board was set to offer the 38-year-old a new two-year deal, and Kearney is now relishing the challenge of guiding the club to more success.

"I will be signing the contract because we have all knocked our pans in to get to this position and I feel the club has a very bright future," said the former Ballymena United ace.

"It's taken six and a half years of hard work and graft to get to this position. It's an exciting new era for the club and we want to build on the success we have enjoyed and keep progressing.

"I'm happy at Coleraine and want to help the club in building for the future. The contract will be sorted out this week or next week."

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