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Coyle to stay in charge for Crues clash

By David Mason

Caretaker boss Roy Coyle last night remained tight lipped about about a new Glentoran manager - and expects to be in the dugout for the Danske Bank Premiership clash with Crusaders at the Oval on Saturday.

The veteran manager, in temporary charge following Alan Kernaghan's exit, was pleased with his team's efforts, having pinched a last gasp draw with Glenavon at the Oval.

Stevie Gordon bagged an 88th minute equaliser to earn the Belfast team a vital point.

Jonathan Smith shot the Glens into the lead, but the Lurgan Blues replied through Eoin Bradley and Joel Cooper.

"I was delighted with the performance," said Coyle.

"The players showed character, especially scoring in the last few minutes.

"It's only one game. We now have to carry it into Saturday's match with Crusaders.

"The fans applauded the team off at the finish, so that tells me they were happy at what they witnessed, in terms of the fighting spirit and work-rate.

"I've enjoyed working with the boys and I got a reaction from them. But I don't mind admitting I hope the new boss is installed before the weekend."

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