Coleraine manager Rodney McAree is mobbed by his players following Gareth McConaghie's goal against Crusaders which earned him a first win as Bannsiders' boss.
COLERAINE manager Rodney McAree has paid tribute to his players after finally recording his first win - Saturday's 1-0 victory over reigning Danske Bank Premiership champions Crusaders.
A single goal from central defender Gareth McConaghie - a low free-kick which deceived Crues' keeper Sean O'Neill - was enough to earn all three points at the Showgrounds.
"It's great to get the win because that's what everybody's been talking about," he admitted.
"But I've seen a big improvement in recent weeks and I knew we were going to get a performance on Saturday."
The Bannsiders' boss now hopes the win will kick-start the team's season following a run of indifferent displays.
They host Cliftonville in the league this Saturday knowing a win will see them maintain their place in the top half of the table.
McAree will check on the fitness of a number of players ahead of the game but will have striker Eoin Bradley available after missing three games because of suspension.
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