Edgar keen to make up for lost time caught up with Mark Edgar for the first time after the defender re-joined the club last week…

Bannsiders boss Rodney McAree pounced to sign the 21-year-old on a short team deal to help provide competition for the left-back slot.

Speaking to Aaron O’Neill after making his bow as a second-half substitute against H&W Welders last weekend, Edgar insists insists that he is ‘delighted’ to be back playing at The Showgrounds for a second spell.

“I am absolutely delighted to be back playing for Coleraine and I have always dreamt of playing for the club since I was no age,” he said.

“It was a no-brainer for me rejoining the club. This is the team I support, I am from the town and I only live around the corner so I am delighted to be back.

“Three years ago I joined this club after my spell with Blackburn Rovers and obviously at that time things did not go as well as I had hoped but hopefully this time around I can prove my capabilities.

“I do not feel that I have a point to prove here; for me, it is all about improving on my last spell.

“Last season I watched the level of success the club had in the League and Irish Cup and that is something that I want to be involved in.”

Oran Kearney initially signed former Blackburn Rovers trainee on a two-and-a-half year deal in January 2016. However, Edgar left the club in May 2017 after limited opportunities of first team football. After a successful spell at Carrick Rangers and a brief spell with Portrush FC the full back is back in the top flight after being added to Rodney McAree’s squad.

“Every Saturday when I was not playing myself I was at The Showgrounds watching Coleraine because I was always keen to see how they got on,” added Edgar.

“I know quite a few of the boys from being here before so hopefully that can help me settle in and I can learn off the players that have came up through the ranks at the club.

“The likes of Lyndon Kane, Jamie McGonigle and Adam Mullan have come up through the Colts and the Reserves and we all know how well they have done.

“Obviously I have been playing for Portrush FC so I was kind of struggling for fitness towards the end of the match.”

“The tempo is a lot higher in the Irish League but I will be working hard in training and hopefully I will get minutes under my belt to get me back to the top.”