Duo suspended for trip to Cliftonville
Thursday, 23 February 2017
IN-FORM striker James McLaughlin and midfielder Ciaron Harkin will miss out through suspension when Coleraine seek to make it nine wins in succession away at Cliftonville this weekend. McLaughlin has been in fine goalscoring form as he makes his way back from injury while Harkin has been a revelation in the middle of the park following his arrival from Institute.
However, four yellow cards picked up while playing for the north west club allied to one he has collected with the Bannsiders sees him miss a first game in six.
His importance to the team cannot be under-estimated, particularly as the side has won all five games he has played in since signing in January.
“Yes, it's a shame the boys are suspended but like I always say it gives other people an opportunity," said manager Oran Kearney.
The Bannsiders are four points behind Saturday's opponents, the Reds drawing 1-1 with Glentoran on Friday night in front of the Sky cameras.
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