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COLERAINE FC can confirm that three players will depart The Showgrounds on the expiry of their contracts

Kieran Farren, Conor McKendry and Lee Harkin have all not had their contracts renewed for next season.

KIERAN FARREN

Defender Farren joined the Bannsiders ahead of the 2022-23 campaign and would go on to make 56 appearances in all competitions.

The ex-Dergview man netted his solitary Coleraine goal away at Dungannon Swifts and started in the BetMcLean Cup final defeat to Dungannon Swifts.

Boss Oran Kearney said: “Kieran departs the club as he wishes to pursue a PGCE in England.

“It is a frustrating one for us as Kieran’s development with us was good and he was only going to get better due to his age.

“However, we can’t stand in his way of his future career and we wish him well.”

CONOR MCKENDRY

McKendry ends a three-year spell at The Showgrounds after making the move from Larne in the summer of 2021.

The winger would make 108 appearances for the Bannsiders during that time and found the back of the net on 28 occasions.

The Carnlough native won a host of the club’s in-house Player of the Month and Goal of the Month awards throughout his time on the Ballycastle Road.

Kearney said: “We would like to thank Conor for his services during his three years here.

“We promised him plenty of football and he certainly got that, with his development continuously improving and getting stronger.

“The club appreciates Conor’s intentions in terms of where he sees himself in the future and we wish him the very best.”

LEE HARKIN

Lee joined the club last summer after a spell with English side Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The L/Derry native would make 18 appearances for the Bannsiders in all competitions, before finishing the season on loan at Moyola Park.

Harkin netted four times for Moyola in 13 games under the watchful eye of Kenny Shiels.

Kearney commented: “Lee enjoyed a fruitful time at Moyola and it was pleasing to see him get game time.

“At this stage of his career, it’s important he gets as many minutes as possible and we wish him the best of luck for the next stage of his career.”