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Bannsiders have target on backs, admits Lowry


Adrian Rutherford

By Adrian Rutherford

Stephen Lowry admits unbeaten Coleraine are a prize target for every team in the league.

The Bannsiders lead the way in the Danske Bank Premiership, and 14 games in are yet to lose.

Today, Glenavon are the latest side to try and halt that run.

Lowry (33) believes Coleraine's unbeaten status is giving extra incentive to every side they face.

The midfielder said: "If I was in an opposition team, that is what I'd be thinking - we are playing this team today and they haven't been beaten.

"It is good motivation for every team we come up against.

"At the same time, we are in such good form and that will worry teams too. The unbeaten run is something that will come to an end some time, so we will enjoy it while it lasts."

Coleraine go into today's game a point ahead of second-placed Cliftonville.

They have won nine of their 14 league games, including each of their last five. The last time they dropped points was against Larne on September 28.

Lowry, who returned to Coleraine after a spell with Linfield in May 2018, added: "It is a lovely position to be in. I've been there before with Linfield, and it is one of those situations where you just want to keep winning.

"But we won't be getting carried away and we certainly won't be looking at any tables until January at the earliest."

Lowry wasn't a part of the Coleraine side that went so close to the 2017-18 title - they missed out to Crusaders on the final day.

"I wasn't there then but a lot of the players will have been, and they want to put it right," he added. "If we can keep everyone fit and focused, that will be the key."

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