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McKendry hoping for more of the same

CONOR McKendry is hoping the Bannsiders can continue their momentum as they host Dungannon Swifts tomorrow afternoon…

The Bannsiders recorded a 2-0 success against Larne last weekend to consolidate their top six credentials and make it only one defeat in their last seven games.

McKendry was the tormentor in chief for that contest as he provided the assist for Matthew Shevlin’s opener before finding the back of the net on the stroke of half-time.

The result also means Coleraine have kept six clean sheets in their last seven games – a statistic that hasn’t gone unnoticed by McKendry who is usually trying to find the back of the net at the other end.

“I think as a team we performed well against Larne,” he said.

“We’ve ground a result that we probably wouldn’t have at the start of the season.

“It was great to keep a clean sheet as we were probably conceding too many goals but we’ve sorted that out in the last few weeks.

“To be fair, I think it was a good ball in but Shevy done well to get his head onto it and put it in the back of the net.

“The boys have been taking the hand out of me for hitting the front man a lot, so I decided to take a short corner and shoot which I’m happy with.”

McKendry’s exertions meant the winger was substituted with less than two minutes remaining at Inver Park.

However, the ex-Ipswich Town trainee insists he will be raring to go for the visit of Dean Shiels’ side tomorrow.

“Yeah, I was tired,” he confessed.

“I was out injured for a couple of weeks and ended up taking cramp.

“I probably shouldn’t be getting that at my age.

“All the games are tough, so we have to rest up and go again tomorrow.”