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Whitey Anderson is hoping for change of luck in cup

By Thomas Roberts

Published 02/01/2016

Defiant: Whitey Anderson
Defiant: Whitey Anderson

Whitey Anderson doesn't believe Coleraine have the psychological edge over the Mallards going into their Irish Cup fifth round clash.

Winger Rodney Brown's 19th minute goal at the Showgrounds yesterday condemned the Fermanagh men to a third defeat this season at the hands of the Bannsiders who United face again at the Showgrounds next Saturday.

The result keeps Coleraine among the chasing pack behind league leaders Crusaders, climbing to joint third alongside Cliftonville in the table.

While Ballinamallard have gone nine league games without a win, Anderson insists his players will rise to the occasion.

He said: "I think we will see a different game in the cup.

"It's a knockout situation which is maybe a welcome distraction for us the way things have been going in the league lately."

Coleraine manager Oran Kearney would have liked a bigger winning margin but admitted he was content with the outcome.

"It was tough because of the weather but we played really well in spells and Rodney's goal gave us something to hang on to.

"The Irish Cup tie will be a different kind of occasion and I know we can rise to meet the challenge."

Coleraine last night signed former Blackburn Rovers reserve Mark Edgar.

The Northern Ireland Under-19 international left-back has agreed a two and a half year deal.

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