Young forward makes move from Ireland
17 year-old striker Ronan Coughlan has today joined Huddersfield Town from League of Ireland side Limerick.
Ronan, who played junior football for Mungret Regional in his native country before joining Limerick, joins the Under-18 group within Town’s Academy.
Ronan will now work with Professional Development Phase Coach Tony Carss during the 2014/15 Under-18 Professional Development League 2 campaign.
The young striker has trained with the Club since January whilst Town awaited FIFA clearance for the move.
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Huddersfield Town’s Academy Manager Mark Lillis explained:
“Our Academy scouting network identified Ronan as a player with great potential when they spotted him playing for Limerick over in Ireland and brought him across to spend some time with us.
“He impressed us all and subsequently Frankie Bunn and Nick Colgan, in their previous roles working with the Under-18s, visited his home and spoke with his family about the opportunity that he has here. They could all see that there is a chance for Ronan to progress at Huddersfield Town if he does well enough.
“Ronan plays in the ‘number 10’ role, just off the main striker. He’s a skilful player who is very good technically, so we’re looking forward to working with him and developing him further.
“Obviously this is just the start of the journey here for Ronan; as with all our Academy scholars he needs to work hard every day in order to fulfil his potential.”