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Oran well aware of Carrick threat

COLERAINE hit the road again in midweek as they bid to stretch their unbeaten run to an impressive 11 matches…

By: Michael Anderson

Standing in their way on Tuesday night will be Carrick Rangers (kick off 7.45pm).

The Bannsiders go to the Belfast Loughshore Hotel Arena off the back of a battling scoreless draw with Linfield on Saturday.

And manager Oran Kearney is under no illusions as to the size of the task that awaits against Niall Currie’s outfit.

Despite losing a seven goal thriller to Glenavon at the weekend, Carrick have been in good form of late.

“Credit to Niall. They had a tough start to the season, a bit like us,” said Oran.

“But they’ve dug in and turned it around.

“They’ve found a way to be competitive and have started winning games.”

Coleraine welcomed back Matthew Shevlin and Eoin Bradley against the league leaders, although James McLaughlin and Aaron Traynor missed out.

As has been the way with such a gruelling schedule, more changes may come into effect for the latest in a long line of tricky tests.

“Carrick are probably in the best form they have been in all season,” added Oran.

“In the last five or six games their form has been as good as anyone’s in the league.

“We always have it tough down there and Tuesday will be no different.”