Coleraine manager Oran Kearney holds talks with Darren Boyce

Darren Boyce is congratulated after putting Dungannon ahead against Glenavon last Friday

Coleraine manager Oran Kearney has revealed that he has spoken to Dungannon's on-loan striker Darren Boyce about his progress at the Swifts.

Boyce remains on Coleraine's books even though he moved to Dungannon on a one-year loan deal last summer.

"At the minute I haven't decided what will happen in January," said the Coleraine manager.

"I will speak to Darren Murphy (Dungannon manager) closer to the time and take it from there."

Kearney added: "I spoke with Darren last week about how things are going for him.

"His goal-scoring ability has never been in question but I think Darren needed to re-evaluate a few things. I think the move away has helped him do that."

Boyce rejoined Coleraine from Glentoran last season but failed to hold down a first-team place at the Showgrounds.

He has scored 12 goals for the Stangmore Park outfit this season including a hat-trick against Glenavon last Friday.

Coleraine have slipped to 10th in the table after a dismal recent run.

Boyce's goals have helped the seventh-placed Swifts produce a good start to the season, and he was named player of the month for November by the NI Football Writers' Association.

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