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We're a different beast with Bradley: Kearney

By David Mason

Manager Oran Kearney believes the signing of Eoin Bradley can take Coleraine to a new level. The 31-year-old, who was snapped up after a two-and-a-half-year spell at Glenavon, made an instant impact by helping the Bannsiders claim a significant league win over Linfield in midweek.

Although it was Jordan Allan who bagged the late winner, Bradley's overall contribution was immense.

Kearney is now hoping for more of the same when his boys face Carrick Rangers in round five of the Tennent's Irish Cup at the Ballycastle Road Showgrounds tomorrow. "We felt as a club we were at the point of lacking a presence up front," said Kearney. "Our goals for column in the league is nowhere near high enough. It's not for the want of creating chances but we are not scoring enough of the opportunities we make.

"In a league like this, experience in that top part of the pitch is vital. I think that Skinner (Bradley) showed what he is all about in his debut at Windsor Park.

"He was a handful all night. I think his signing will set us up for a good second half of the season.

"I'm hoping to add another couple of signings, but as things stand they are still at a talking stage."

Meanwhile, Carrick Rangers have signed Reasat Khaton.

The 27-year-old winger from Bangladesh has played for teams in Germany, Estonia and the Philippines.

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