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Donegal Celtic troops hungry to reward supremo Kelly

Donegal Celtic defender Darren McNamee says he and his team-mates “owe” manager Paddy Kelly a performance following their lethargic and disappointing display that concluded with a 3-0 defeat to Glenavon last Saturday.

The wee Hoops, who visit Coleraine today, were left thanking lucky stars that Newry City lost to Ballymena United, enabling them to hold on to a six-point advantage over the Carling Premiership’s bottom-placed club.

McNamee said: “We owe it to the manager to step up and give him the results he deserves.

“He has done a fantastic job to get us into the position we are in — and with a very limited squad for the most part of the season.

“Paddy wasn’t at all happy with the performance at Glenavon; we let him down big time.

“We didn’t get started and the performance lacked character and the purpose required for a team at the wrong end of the table, hungry for points.

“I think we deserve a lot of credit to get to where we are considering the manager has had the same panel to select from since the turn of the year.”

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