IRISH LEAGUE: Coleraine manager Oran Kearney angered as Lyndon Kane misses out

Lyndon Kane was sent off on Wednesday night
Lyndon Kane was sent off on Wednesday night

Oran Kearney will have to lift his Coleraine squad up after their Windsor Park disappointment in midweek.

The Bannsiders were rightfully aggrieved after Linfield grabbed a late equaliser in controversial circumstances.

To pour more salt into the wounds Kearney has lost defender Lyndon Kane for Saturday’s encounter at Stangmore Park after he was dismissed in the melee after the Blues’ goal.

“I’ve lost a player now for Saturday because of that decision, Lyndon would have no reason to go to the referee if the right decision was made,” said Kearney.

“He assures me there was no foul or abusive language he told me all he said was ‘Are you serious ref?’.

“I thought we were worthy of our goal, it was a good finish by James McLaughlin.

“We played well in the second half and should have taken the points.

“I just feel robbed though, it’s a bit like a defeat to be honest.”

Kearney will welcome both Davy Kee and Neil McCafferty back into the squad after they missed out on Wednesday night.

“It’s really important we have Neil and Davy waiting to come in to freshen things up again,” he said.

“Physically the guys are wrecked, but they will also be feeling it mentally too.

“We’ve set the bar now and I’ve told the boys now the key thing is we go out on Saturday and produce another performance on the same level.

“I always like going to Dungannon, it’s a great surface down there and we will certainly be looking forward to it.”