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Premiership

THREE MORE YEARS FOR KANE

06 Aug 2021
football
© David Cavan/Coleraine FC Lyndon Kane
Coleraine have announced that Lyndon Kane has agreed a new three-year deal with the club, with a testimonial pencilled in during the 2023-24 campaign.
 
The Coleraine native Kane made his debut against Limavady United in a North-West Cup tie back in September 2013 and has gone on to amass 186 appearances for the Bannsiders. 
 
The 24-year-old defender played a massive part in the Irish Cup in 2018 success, as well as lifting the League Cup in 2020. He has also captained the club in addition to scoring during the penalty shoot-out win over NK Maribor in the Europa League.
 
Despite being pleased to tie down Lyndon’s services on the pitch, Bannsiders boss Oran Kearney acknowledged how the full-back has matured into ‘a great person’ away from football.
 
“First and foremost, this is brilliant news and one I’m delighted with,” he said.
 
“It is very rare for a footballer to get a testimonial these days but the fact Lyndon will have one at 27-years-old just shows the career he’s had.
 
“The negotiations were easy and quickly sorted out which shows you the high esteem he’s held here and how much he loves the club.
 
“I gave Lyndon his debut at 16-years-old and I have watched him develop into one of the best right-backs in the country and the best is yet to come.
 
“Off the pitch he is a great person with how he conducts his business and he has a fantastic attitude and temperament after coming through some difficult times with injury.
 
“This is big, big news and I’m delighted for Lyndon the person and the footballer.”