COLERAINE return to the Riverside Stadium tonight, as Institute attempt to build on Saturday’s share of the spoils at Dungannon Swifts. (7.45 p.m.)
And for the Drumahoe club, the return of the traditional North-West Derby will prove to be a welcome fixture on Institute’s calendar.
With striker, Stephen O’Flynn netting a brace for ‘Stute in Dungannon, the former Derry City hitman’s 93rd minute equaliser fashioned relief after what had been an excellent effort by the visitors.
Manager, Paul Kee’s hand has been strengthened with Aaron Walsh returning to the panel from suspension plus the fact that international clearance has now arrived for both Lee Toland and Mark Forker,
Another new signing, Cormac Burke, was expected to be involved but, according to Kee, the player feels a little “ring rusty” and was lacking in match practise.
“It’s great to have another three players added to the squad as we attempt to make the Riverside Stadium a fortress,” claimed Kee.
“I was delighted with the point we secured at Dungannon at the weekend, but we’ve got to try and build on that at home.
“Coleraine will not make it easy, but we intend to give it our best shot by playing the game the way we feel it should be played,” added Kee.
“Hopefully, people will come out and support us as we boast quite a few talented young players who are keen to develop their talents.