Causeway Chronicle

Bannsiders boss says everything will be ok

Coleraine return to the Showgrounds on Saturday to take on Carrick Rangers amid increasing supporter unrest.

Last week’s 6-0 defeat at Glentoran – off the back of an Irish Cup exit – has further fuelled fan fury.

Coleraine go into this one with just one win from their last 13 outings and six defeats on the spin.

Clearly these are worrying times, especially after the Bannsiders slipped out of the top six after their Oval collapse.

But manager Oran Kearney remains convinced better times lie ahead – starting this weekend.

“Saturday (Glentoran) wasn’t good enough and wasn’t acceptable,” said Oran.

“It has been a tough season but I know it will change.

“I’m 100 per cent clear in my mind that change will happen and it will happen very very soon.”

Stevie O’Donnell and Matthew Shevlin returned at the Oval and several other players should be available against Carrick, helping to fuel the manager’s belief.

“I do know and I do feel the turning point is about to come,” added Oran.

“I believe we have that ability to kick on and have a very strong finish to the season.”

Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson