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Lowry has appetite for more success

COLERAINE midfielder Stephen Lowry spoke to the club website after putting pen to paper on a new contract…

The 33-year-old has extended his stay on the Ballycastle Road after agreeing a new one-year deal.

Lowry – who is in his second spell at The Showgrounds – has made 247 appearances to date, netting 37 times in the process.

The Limavady man netted the equaliser in February’s League Cup triumph against Crusaders and insists lifting his first piece of silverware as a Coleraine player has whetted his appetite for further success.

“I am delighted to extend my stay with the club,” he said.

“I am probably coming to that stage of my career where I’ll be signing one-year contracts and that’s fine.

“I’m enjoying my football and I feel like I’m contributing to a good team and I’m hoping for more of the same.

“It has been difficult not training and playing matches, but health and safety comes first, although I’m hopeful that we will be able to play out the season.

“The League Cup success was brilliant and it has certainly whet my appetite for further glory and I want to add a few more trophies.

“We have built ourselves into a title challenging team and we have earned the right to be where we are at, but we know we are there to be shot at and there will be plenty of challenges ahead.”

Lowry admitted he has change certain parts of his game in recent years but has been happy with his contribution so far this season.

“I feel like I’ve played reasonably well and been consistent,” he added.

“I have probably sat a bit more and done the dirty work but I don’t mind that as long as I’m contributing.

“I’m hopeful of remaining injury free and kicking on when we can return to football.

“I haven’t signed this deal to simply see out my career, I want to win more trophies and if we had been struggling, then it might have had to think about agreeing a new deal, but we are a good team so it was an easy decision.”