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Keeper promise

Gerard Doherty has revealed that he fulfilled a long-standing ambition when he signed for Cliftonville earlier this month.

The evergreen goalkeeper, who made his debut as a first-half substitute in last week’s Danske Bank Premiership encounter with Carrick Rangers, spent 10 years on the books of various Clubs across the channel before enjoying a further decade between the sticks of hometown side Derry City.

Ahead of tomorrow’s Solitude showdown with Coleraine, the 41-year-old says he was doing what he could to keep himself in shape before Paddy McLaughlin came calling.

“I was doing a wee bit of coaching and still doing a bit of training and keeping myself right,” explains Doherty.

“To be honest, it was always somewhere I’ve had my eye on but things didn’t really materialise over the years. I’m more than happy to be here until the end of the season.”

You can read the full Doherty interview in tomorrow’s edition of our Matchday Magazine, which will be on sale at Solitude for £3.

Carrying pre-match views from the Manager’s Office, The Red Eye’s 17th issue of the campaign reflects on the Bannsiders’ unbeaten run and steps 125, 84 and 11 years down memory lane – plus plenty more besides.

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