Enniskillen Rangers may be going for their fourth Junior Cup title on the bounce but captain Neil Coulter maintains that the hunger for more success is as strong as ever.

Coulter is one of a group of players who have been involved in the three previous victories and has proven to be a rock in the centre of the ‘Gers defence during this golden period for the club.

Indeed, when manager Michael Kerr went seeking a captain after William Burleigh retired at the end of last season he looked no further than Coulter to lead the team.

It would be easy for teams to ease up after the success that Rangers have enjoyed in recent years but Coulter insists that is not the nature of this team.

“The attitude among the boys is spot on,” he said. “Michael has assembled a serious amount of talent but they all have that winning mentality also. The attitude of the boys is that we just want to win all the time. To get one (Junior Cup) is a great achievement but to be going for four is something else.

“Once one is over we’ll celebrate and have a good time but it is soon put to bed and the focus is on the next one, these boys are hungry for success. Even in training you would think we hate each other because there is a real competitive nature and a will to win among everyone of the fellas. Everyone wants to keep on winning and it is installed in the players.”

And he states that it is a joy to captain this bunch of players.

“It is an honour and pleasure to captain the team and really any one of those player could be captain. I do a job in organising the boys but every single one of the lads has individual qualities to bring to the table,” he added.

Victory over Bessbrook United on Monday night set Rangers up for another final tilt next Tuesday against Kesh’s conquerors Willowbank. And Coulter knows they are a quality side.

“We played them two or three years ago at our pitch and they are a very, very good side. The have quality going forward, have a good spine to the team and players who can hurt you all over the pitch,” he said.

However, he stresses that they are not going to Shamrock Park to give up the cup.

“We beat them that last day we met them and we will be going up the final to win it. Nobody remembers the runners up in a final, it is all about the winning and that’s exactly what we will be going up there to do,” he added.

And Coulter says that the manager will have them well prepared for the task in hand.

“He is meticulous in his preparation for games and he has also brought in Brian Khan to provide some fresh ideas and impetus and he will give us something extra which we have seen in the four or five sessions that he has taken so far.

“I have no doubt that Michael will have his homework done, he will be in touch with his contacts in Belfast and he will know exactly what they are about. He will leave no stone unturned, we will be physically and mentally prepared for this final and we will be going gung ho for the win.”

Coulter is once again looking forward to tasting the final experience.

“Last year’s final was at Ferney Park and I probably enjoyed it more because it was more local but that’s not taking away from Windsor Park which is unbelievable. No matter where the game is going to be played the occasion is brilliant.

“It is a pity that we are unlikely to have fans at the game so we are doing it not just for ourselves and the club but also the people who support us,” he added.

So, it is another final to savour for the experienced player and he has no intention of hanging up the boots just yet.

“I’m getting to the twilight of my years now but I don’t know what I would do on a Saturday or during the week if I didn’t have some sort of routine in terms of training and matches.

“It is what I have done my whole life, I enjoy it and it clears your head. I hope there is another year left in me yet if Michael keeps picking me,” he laughed.