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Bannsiders chief calls for joined-up thinking from councils across NI

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Appeal: Coleraine chairman Colin McKendry

Appeal: Coleraine chairman Colin McKendry

Appeal: Coleraine chairman Colin McKendry

Coleraine chairman Colin McKendry believes a co-ordinated approach from local councils across Northern Ireland is critical to fans being allowed inside stadiums for the start of the new Irish League season.

The countdown is well and truly on to October 17 when the Danske Bank Premiership campaign is scheduled to begin but big decisions still have to be made which will have a major impact on clubs' futures.

Should no fans be allowed into grounds due to Covid-19, there are fears that some sides could go under if they do not receive financial aid from the government or the Irish FA.