Match Reaction

Jamie’s content both on and off the pitch

COLERAINE midfielder Jamie Glackin labelled last night’s win against Glentoran as a “professional performance”…

The Bannsiders ensured their name would be in draw for the final four of the competition as Glackin and Matthew Shevlin were on the scoresheet to send the holders through.

The Omagh man was also full of praise for Conor McKendry’s contribution and believes the pair have struck up a bond in recent weeks.

“I thought it was a good, professional performance,” he told Coleraine TV.

“We were well drilled from the start, Oran had us well prepared, we didn’t panic when we went 1-0 up and we kept our shape.

“We carried on from there, we let them force it a little and we gained momentum after the second goal.

“It was a good move between Conor and I.

“Conor’s came in and done really well, we have bonded and we have had intricate pieces of play in recent weeks.

“The pitch helps us but I’m delighted to get on the score sheet and through to the next round.”

Coleraine turn their attentions to Dungannon Swifts on Saturday afternoon and Glackin knows the importance of banking all three points against Dean Shiels’ side.

“It will be another hard, fought battle,” he added.

“Dean Shiels has come in, has them well drilled and playing the right way.

“We will just focus on ourselves and take every game as it comes.

“Hopefully we can just kick on and get another three points.”

It has been a busy few weeks for the 26-year-old both off and on the pitch as he and his partner Niamh celebrated the birth of their child.

“It has been great being a father,” he concluded.

“My partner Niamh has been super and done all the feeding.

“She’s let me sleep as I’m back to work this week.

“Niamh has been great and she’s a dote to be honest.”