Lyndon making up for lost time

COLERAINE defender Lyndon Kane insists he is relishing the busy schedule as the Danske Bank Premiership aims to catch up on fixtures…

The Bannsiders have had their last two league games postponed due to the weather, but they are still in a busy run of games as they face Ballymena United, Linfield, Carrick Rangers and Warrenpoint Town before the month ends.

After injury setbacks cost the full-back almost two seasons of football, you will be unsurprised to read that he is excited for the tasks ahead and admits it has been ‘a privilege’ to captain the side in the absence of Stephen O’Donnell.

“I am relishing the amount of games but it is tough on the body playing Saturday, Tuesday and Saturday,” he confessed.

“I think I played 18 games across two seasons but it’s over 50 in the last year-and-a-half and it’s something I love doing and hopefully it’ll continue as long as possible.

“It’s a privilege to captain the side.

“I’ve supported Coleraine since a boy and everything that goes with that is unbelievable and every time I get to do it, it is a privilege as I love doing it.”

The Stripes were last in action against Portadown and after taking the lead through Stewart Nixon, they were pegged back as Adam Salley salvaged a point for the visitors.

“It was a massive disappointment to not win the game,” the ex-Northern Ireland youth international said.

“The first half was a bit of a scrap, both teams coming into it after a match on Tuesday night but I felt we started well before fading back out of it.

“We were probably happy enough coming in at half-time drawing the game.

“We started the second-half quite well, got the goal but then our game management probably wasn’t good enough and we paid the price for that.

“You know when you play teams like Portadown, they are fighting for every point and they are going to be hard to break down, so you have to bide your time and be patient.

“I thought we done that but then to concede straight after scoring is poor on our part and it’s a hard one to take.”

Coleraine will be on their travels in their next three games and Lyndon hopes the change of scenery will be a catalyst for a return to winning ways.

“The recent Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday has been tough and we love playing at home but it is a tough pitch to play on at the minute with the weather,” he concluded.

“We are looking forward playing away from home and getting on a different surface.

“We are hoping to bounce back and return to winning ways.”