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Bannsiders are aiming to conquer Europe

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Bannsiders are aiming to conquer Europe thumbnailColeraine warmed up for their European game with a win against City of Derry on Saturday.

COLERAINE  are back in action on Thursday, July 12, as they embark on another European adventure when they travel to Serbia to face FK Spartak Subotica in the first leg of their Europa League first round qualifier.
 The fixture is yet another accolade for the Stripes to sport as the occassion marks the sides second consecutive European appearance, to couple last season's domestic campaign.
The Bannsiders have been preparing for the tie over the last few weeks, with pre-season training and friendlies against Glenavon and Derry City respectively.
 Thursday's European clash is set to take things up a notch with the cash gain the incentive for the club, as they strive to make it through to the next qualifying round with a positive first leg result.
The squad will depart from Dublin on Tuesday before arriving in Belgrade via Frankfurt before the short bus journey to their accommodation.
 The players are expected to train at the, 13,000 capacity, Karadorde Stadium in Novi Sad prior to the big kick-off on Thursday, July 12.
With the game in mind, striker Jamie McGonigle outlines the squad are in a good position ahead of the fixture, he said: "We have been back training for a few weeks and have had some game time under our belt so we are looking forward to the game in Serbia."
“Pre-season is always a challenge but we know we need to be sharp and on our game in Europe."

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