McAree 'proud' of players despite cup exit

McAree 'proud' of players despite cup exit

Irish Cup holders Coleraine crashed out of the Irn-Bru Cup at the weekend, beaten 2-0 in Wales by Connah's Quay.

Damian Mullan


Damian Mullan


COLERAINE manager Rodney McAree says he is proud of his side's efforts, despite losing to Welsh side Connah's Quay in the weekend's Irn-Bru Cup clash.

The Bannsiders went down 2-0 to their hosts and had two men - midfielder Stephen Lowry and captain Stephen O'Donnell - sent off.

Despite the result, McAree, yet to win a game since succeeding Oran Kearney, was pleased with the attitude shown by his players.

"When it was 11 v 11 I thought we were the better side," he said.

"I'm very proud of my players, they worked extremely hard for the club.

"It's just a shame we couldn't reward our travelling fans with a result," he added.

The Showgrounds club return to league action this weekend when they host reigning Danske Bank Premiership champions Crusaders.

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