Sligo sign Cork City striker Ronan Coughlan

Sligo sign Cork City striker Ronan Coughlan

Sligo Rovers have added more firepower to their squad on the eve of the new SSE Airtricity Premier Division season.

They've signed striker Ronan Coughlan from Cork City.

The Coughlan signing comes as Sligo abandon plans to sign Nigerian striker Brendan Ogbu, as they have been unable to obtain international clearance.

The Limerick-born player spend time with Huddersfield Town in England before returning home.

“It’s all about playing games as far as I’m concerned. I spoke with John Caulfield during pre-season and as far as I was concerned my priority was playing every week. There are no guarantees at any club, and obviously Cork were signing more players. I just want to play and know that when I’m playing regularly I’ll find my best form,” said the Limerick-native.

“I met Liam Buckley during the week. We had a long, long meeting. I was really taken by it and it convinced me sign. I was playing out wide with Bray Wanderers and eventually got moved into central striker and scored goals. The move to Cork saw me play a few different positions. I’m coming here to get in the team and show the best of me.

“I don’t know too many of the lads apart from Johnny Dunleavy. I’ll train today and as far as I’m concerned I’m ready. I don’t expect to just become a regular here. I’ve got players to compete with but I’ll make no secret of my target which is coming here to score goals.”

Sligo begin their season away to double winners Dundalk tomorrow night.

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