Glack Attack

COLERAINE FC is thrilled to announce that Jamie Glackin has put pen-to-paper on a two-year contract extension…

The new deal for the midfielder will see the 25-year-old remain at The Showgrounds until the end of the 2022-23 season.

Glackin joined the Bannsiders in January 2019 and has made 62 appearances to date, scoring 12 times in all competitions.

The Omagh native lifted his first piece of silverware for the club during last season’s BetMcLean League Cup triumph.

Boss Oran Kearney admits Glackin has started where he left off from last season as he netted in the recent win against Portadown.

“I’m absolutely delighted with the news and it didn’t take much time to sort out,” he said.

“We spoke in the summer but with COVID and Europe we didn’t really get a chance to sit down and get everything sorted.

“He is one of those players when he is in top form, he is a handful and provides us with a real goal threat.

“He had a good season last time out but we want to improve on that this campaign and it is my job to get that out of him.”

Glackin – who was previously on the books of Dungannon Swifts and Crusaders – insists he is happy with life on the Ballycastle Road.

“I am buzzing to get the deal over the line and despite having options elsewhere, I am loving life at Coleraine and it’s hard to be happy in football,” he added.

“I feel like I am playing the best football of my career and that’s down to Oran as he’s given me a lease of life and plays the game how I like it to be played.

“I’m not here for another three years to simply play games as I want to win more trophies and I feel I can do that with Coleraine.

“A football career is a short time and I want to be happy, so it was an easy decision to remain here.”