Match Reaction

Being Creative

COLERAINE defender Lyndon Kane believes the Bannsiders will have to soon find their killer instinct after yesterday’s stalemate against Crusaders…

The Bannsiders would draw 0-0 for the fourth time this season as little separated them and Crusaders at The Showgrounds.

Coleraine have only netted one league goal from their last four Premiership contests and Kane acknowledged that they need to do more collectively to start scoring.

“It just seems like we are struggling to put the ball in the back of the net,” he told Coleraine TV.

“We are doing a lot to get into the final third and then we aren’t getting that final edge where we probably aren’t creating enough chances to get goal scoring opportunities.

“It is very frustrating although we are happy to get a clean sheet.

“However, after the last two league results we really needed to kick on and probably get three points.

“It is disappointing but we have to roll onto Wednesday night as the games come thick and fast.”

Kane knows he and his team-mates have it in their locker to turn fortunes around after previously being the top scorers in the division.

“The lack of creating chances is the massive frustration,” he continued.

“It comes as a full team and not necessarily the two wide men and two strikers.

“We all have to accept responsibility as a team and if we want to win games, we have to start creating chances never mind putting the ball in the back of the net.

“It’s something we have to work on, but we are good at it as we showed before the last three games as we were the top goalscorers in the league, so things just don’t go away over night.

“It’s hard to put your finger on it as we were the top goalscorers in the league three games ago but we’ve now only scored one league goal in our last three games.

“We have to change that as soon as possible.”

Kane – who was named as the Holley Optometrists Man of the Match – is embracing the heavy run of fixtures over the Christmas and New Year period, starting with the visit of Glentoran on Wednesday night.

“The clean sheet is the only positive,” he concluded.

“You want to win every game especially at home as you want to make this place a fortress to get three points.

“A clean sheet for us as a team collectively we’ve done well to keep the back door shut barring one chance at the end.

“As a player, you look forward to it.

“You want to play all the time, and whilst the games come thick and fast, it’s another test and the Glens are in a great run of form and it’ll be a massive crowd and a great occasion.

“Hopefully things can turn for us and we can start creating more chances and put the ball into the back of the net to secure all three points.