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Future is looking bright for Coleraine, says Oran Kearney

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Coleraine Ian Parkhill fires a shot on the Warrenpoint Town goal during Saturday's Danske Bank Premiership match at  Milltown.

Coleraine Ian Parkhill fires a shot on the Warrenpoint Town goal during Saturday's Danske Bank Premiership match at Milltown.

Brian Little

Coleraine Ian Parkhill fires a shot on the Warrenpoint Town goal during Saturday's Danske Bank Premiership match at Milltown.

The last thing Coleraine will be doing is taking their foot off the gas as the season heads into the final straight according to Oran Kearney - despite the fact that the Bannsiders essentially having nothing but pride to play for.

Kearney's men hammered second bottom Warrenpoint Town away from home on Saturday and the manager is aiming to give some of the young players at the club the chance to prove themselves for next season.

Two of them, Brad Lyons and Lyndon Kane, impressed at Milltown at the weekend with Lyons helping himself to two goals and Kearney is feeling positive about the future of the club on the pitch.

"He's a great kid and we've a few coming through," he said.

"Young Lyndon, who came on at right-back today, has just turned 18 and the two of them are in the Schoolboy squad at the minute."

Aaron Canning, Neil McCafferty and Gary Browne were also on target but it was the youngsters who really caught the eye.

"We have big hopes for them but, more than anything, the most important thing for our club is that they are right on our doorstep," added Kearney.

"Brad is a Ballymoney lad and Lyndon is from Coleraine and, from our point of view, it's so important for us to be producing our own and it's something we set out to do from a few years ago. I think they are the start of a production line of a few good young players coming through."

Belfast Telegraph