Ryan Coulter signs for Pete Mahon's Drogheda

Thu, Mar 30 2017

Ryan Coulter in action in Turner's Cross for Longford Town last season. Credit: Steve Alfred

Drogheda United have signed former Athlone Town, Sligo Rovers and Longford Town goalkeeper Ryan Coulter.


Coulter looks set to provide competition for first choice goalkeeper Stephen McGuinness.


He is now expected to go straight into Pete Mahon’s squad that will face Dundalk in the Louth Derby on Friday evening.


After attending the University of San Diego, Ryan Coulter signed for Athlone Town in the summer of 2014. He made his debut in a friendly in early July against Dundee United.


Coulter would go on to play in all of Athlone’s remaining league games. However, he could not prevent the club from relegation to the First Division that season.


Ahead of the 2015 season, Coulter joined Sligo Rovers but found his game time limited as he made just seven league appearances after making his league debut as a substitute for Richard Brush in the opening game of the season.


Coulter returned to Athlone Town in 2016, making just three appearances for the Midlanders before leaving in June when he quickly signed for rivals Longford Town.


He would go on to make 12 league appearances for Longford as they were relegated from the Premier Division.


Coulter now joins Pete Mahon’s Drogheda United who started the season with back to back victories but now sit ninth in the table following a run of four successive defeats.