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