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COLERAINE chairman Colin McKendry has thanked supporters for their backing as 1,117 season tickets were sold for the 2021/22 campaign…

The figure in the highest in the club’s history with over 2000 fans on average watching our home games against Ballymena United, Glenavon, Warrenpoint Town and Portadown so far.

McKendry labelled the ticket count as “a massive achievement” with bumper crowds also expected this month as the Bannsiders host Glentoran twice, Cliftonville, Larne and Dungannon Swifts.

“It is a massive achievement for us to sell that many season tickets,” he said.

“It is a tremendous figure and is a testament to the supporters as they are buying into what we are trying to do both on and off the pitch.

“We have gained momentum in recent years and the feel good factor has continued as the fans have returned from the COVID-19 pandemic in their droves.

“I was told that the average attendance figure across the four games so far was over 2,000 and we have been delighted to welcome everyone back.

“Whilst a lot of the credit has to be given to Oran and players for their on field performances, we are lucky to have excellent volunteers, sponsors and staff across all avenues at the club as everything doesn’t happen by chance.”

Coleraine have entered a new era this season as a synthetic surface was installed on the main pitch, as well as other ground improvements.

McKendry is hopeful that further funding will be made available to complete other planned projects in the near future.

“Oran and the players keep moving ahead on the pitch and we are doing the same off it in terms of the construction phases,” he added.

“We believe that better facilities will attract more supporters and we are no longer talking about it – but actually doing it.

“Not only that, but the Club Shop has been a great success as it adds to what we are trying to do here as we are a community club and you often see club merchandise across Coleraine and the outskirts.

“It is great to see everyone pulling together and we have some exciting times ahead.”