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High achiever: Roy Coyle with the Dr Malcolm Brodie Lifetime Achievement award

High achiever: Roy Coyle with the Dr Malcolm Brodie Lifetime Achievement award

Freddie Parkinson

High achiever: Roy Coyle with the Dr Malcolm Brodie Lifetime Achievement award

Irish League legend Roy Coyle says he's not giving up on the season and believes the Premiership title hasn't been earned yet.

Coyle, who pocketed 50 trophies in his astonishing managerial career, has just lifted another prize - the Dr Malcolm Brodie Lifetime Achievement Award as part of The Ulster Footballer of the Year awards, organised by the Castlereagh Glentoran Supporters Club.

The 74-year-old former Linfield and Glentoran boss is anxiously awaiting the game's return once Covid-19 has been beaten and he would still love to see matters settled on the pitch. "The Premier League is starting again this month and I know it's a different game but I remain hopeful the Irish FA and Northern Ireland Football League can find a pathway in which the players can return to training so that the matches can resume," said Coyle.

"If players are awarded a league medal they will take it but was it earned? At the moment it hasn't been earned because there are games to play and teams who can catch Linfield."

Belfast Telegraph