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Fyfe feeling at home

EAMON Fyfe is hoping to play his part as the Bannsiders travel to Cliftonville tomorrow afternoon…

Coleraine and the Reds lock horns at Solitude in the sixth round of the Samuel Gelston’s Whiskey Irish Cup.

With Fyfe cup tied for the upcoming BetMcLean Cup final against Linfield, it is unsurprising to read that the striker is looking to make most of his chance in the other big competition.

“Cliftonville is going to be a hard game,” he said.

“It was hard the last time we played them and I’m sure it’ll be the same again.

“Unfortunately, I’m cup tied for BetMcLean final after appearing for Dundela.

“All the boys are chatting about that final, that’s not my day anyway, but sure I’ll be supporting the boys.”

Fyfe got his first goal in Coleraine colours in last weekend’s 3-0 success against Dungannon Swifts.

Despite being pleased to get off the mark, he was quick to praise team-mate Matthew Shevlin for chalking up his 50th for the Bannsiders.

“I’m pleased to be off the mark, just delighted,” he added.

“It wasn’t the hardest goal to be fair but I’ll take it.

“I had a wee bit of luck but I took a decent touch and just blasted it into the net.

“My time at Coleraine has been outstanding so far, I’ve really loved it.

“I’m just playing my way into it, sort of thing, and I’m getting game time which I’m absolutely delighted with.

“I didn’t think I’d get this much game time to be honest as we’ve got such a good squad.

“I don’t know how he does it (Shevy), but he’s prolific that’s all you can day about him.

“He does the business and that’s what you want from your striker.”