Skipper 'delighted' to be back playing

By Aaron O'Neill

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By Aaron O'Neill

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aaron.oneil@thechronicle.uk.com

Coleraine captain Stephen O’Donnell admitted that he is happy to be back at the heart of the defence after making his comeback from a lengthy knee injury against Glentoran last weekend.

The 26 year-old marshalled the defence last weekend during the Bannsiders home success, something which many of the Coleraine faithful felt was lacking in recent weeks as the Stripes shipped seven goals between Linfield and Crusaders respectively.

Speaking to Chronicle Sport, Stephen O’Donnell said:“It was great to be back and I am absolutely delighted to get back playing because it has been a long three months.

“November was my last game and it is a big testament to the manager and Alan Millar because they looked after me,” he said.

“I was put in recently to try and get minutes under the belt.

“I wanted to try and get back for the Boxing Day game with Ballymena but they done well to hold me back.

“I have come back now and I feel a hundred percent and my knee feels good and long may it continue,” he added.

O'Donnell and his team mates will make their preparations count this week as the Bannsiders prepare to face Larne on Friday night.

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