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Quinn wants to keep it clean

By Graham Luney

CIS Cup Group D doesn't make pretty reading for the two sides who meet in the north west today.

Coleraine and Institute have managed to secure only one point each in the group stages of the season's first knockout competition.

The CIS Cup offers managers a useful insight into the strengths and weaknesses of their team ahead of the league campaign and Stute boss Liam Beckett and his Bannsiders counterpart Marty Quinn will demand much more from their troops.

Ahead of the derby battle at the Coleraine Showgrounds today, Quinn knows his side are going to have to develop a mean streak at the back.

"We are concentrating on being tighter at the back because we conceded too many goals last season," he said. "We have Kyle McVey back from Under-21 international duty again to partner Paul Gaston and I am very pleased with the way Darren Cassidy has performed.

"He is an exiting player who likes to get forward and supply crosses and gives us a great option along with Stephen Carson."

Quinn added: "Perhaps Jody (Tolan) is suffering slightly from a confidence thing because he hasn't managed to find the target but I can't fault him."

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