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Coleraine hero out of Premier League title climax and Irish Cup final


By Adam McKendry

Coleraine defender Lyndon Kane has cruelly been ruled out of his side's Danske Bank Premiership and Irish Cup deciders after suffering a broken foot.

The Bannsider has endured terrible luck having missed the majority of the season with an identical injury, which he only returned from in February.

Kane (21) picked up the injury in Coleraine's 2-2 draw with Linfield on Saturday that keeps them level with Crusaders at the top of the league table going into this weekend's final games.

He will also miss the Irish Cup final against Cliftonville at Windsor Park the following weekend as Oran Kearney's side aim to end the season on a high.

He had been the hero in the Cup semi-final, as he crashed home a spectacular strike in the 3-1 win over Larne.

The defender took to Twitter to express his frustration at missing two crucial games.

"Absolutely devastated to have broken my foot again and be out for the rest of the season but still two massive games left for the lads, hopefully they can do the business," he wrote.

It's more bad news down the stretch for the double-chasing Bannsiders, who will also have to cope for both games without winger Josh Carson, who is suspended due to a red card picked up against Ballymena United.

Coleraine, away to Glenavon, have to better Crusaders' result at the Showgrounds against Ballymena to win the title.

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