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Performing together the key

LYNDON Kane insists the Bannsiders will have to be up for the battle as they face Dungannon Swifts tomorrow afternoon…

Coleraine make the journey to Stangmore Park after maintaining their good run of form on Tuesday night as Matthew Shevlin’s penalty sealed all three points against Carrick Rangers.

Despite the league splitting into a bottom six and top six, Kane acknowledged that the gap isn’t as wide as the league table suggests.

“They are all tough games,” he said.

“This league is probably the craziest in the world.

“There’s no easy games and people say ‘top six and bottom six’ and there’s a massive divide but you seen how tough we had it against Carrick.

“We will go there full of confidence and rightly so as we are on a good run.

“We will have a game plan, Oran will pick a team to go and win the game but we need to come together and perform.”

The Stripes managed to preserve all three points on Tuesday night against the ‘Gers as Martin Gallagher made a world class save to thwart Lloyd Anderson late on.

Kane heaped praise on the shot stopper for his vital contribution just days after an error against Cliftonville.

“It was an unbelievable save,” he reflected.

“We are so lucky at this club to have two great goalkeepers.

“I don’t know any other club who has a so-called second choice goalkeeper, if you want to classify Marty or Gareth as that, as good as us.

“That’s what Marty is all about and that’s life as a goalkeeper.

“If I make a mistake, there are people behind me to cover whereas if Marty makes a mistake 99% it leads to a goal.

“Oran said to us at half-time against Cliftonville to dig Marty out and we did but Marty certainly dug us out against Carrick.

“For him to bounce back the way he has was a credit to him.”