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Coleraine won't slack off against Banbridge Town with League Cup final places up for grabs: Mullan



Determined: Adam Mullan

Determined: Adam Mullan

Determined: Adam Mullan

Coleraine defender Adam Mullan insists the Bannsiders will approach Banbridge Town like any other team in the Danske Bank Premiership as the two sides lock horns tomorrow afternoon in the sixth round of the Sadler's Peaky Blinder Irish Cup.

Title-chasing Coleraine welcome the bottom side in the Bluefin Sport Intermediate League to The Showgrounds, with Oran Kearney's troops heavy favourites to reach a fourth successive Irish Cup quarter-final.

However, Mullan knows they can't take Stuart King's side lightly.

"We are looking forward to the challenge that Banbridge Town will present us," he said. "We will be approaching the game the same way as we approach every game and we know it won't be easy.

"These fixtures are potential banana skins as Banbridge will feel like they have nothing to lose and everything to gain."

The Bannsiders are within three points of the summit of the Premiership table and face Crusaders in next month's BetMcLean League Cup, but the Limavady man isn't looking too far ahead.

"We are just focusing on our next game which is Banbridge Town this weekend," he added.

"I've just returned from injury and I'm just looking to play as many games as I can to help the team.

"We are going well across three competitions, but it's not something I've thought about as there is a long way to go.

"Every player wants to be included in the cup final squad and it is a nice position for Oran because he will be hopeful of getting more of the players.

"Everyone is pushing hard and working hard to be selected."

Belfast Telegraph