Tadhg Ryan has joined FAI Cup winners Derry City to provide competition for first-choice goalkeeper Brian Maher.
The Limerick man arrives at the Ryan McBride Brandywell following a season with Bohemians.
Before that, he was with Treaty United, Waterford, Cork City and Galway United having returned home from Huddersfield Town.
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Ryan, 25, said: “I’ve obviously played against Derry before and you can’t help but be impressed by what Ruaidhri is building there.”
“There’s so much quality in the squad, but more than that there seems to be a real vibe for the team across the City.
“The connect between supporters and players is very unique.”
“It was a no-brainer for me to join a team that has just won the cup, finished second in the league and will play in Europe next season.
“I’m very ambitious, and while I’m fully aware that competition will be fierce for places, the fact that we’ll be challenging each other is a good thing.”
Candystripes boss Ruaidhri Higgins wants Ryan to push Maher for the gloves and said: “He’ll add strong competition to our goalkeeping department..
“He’s a very good ‘keeper and brings with him a high level of professionalism. We’re really looking forward to working with him in the coming weeks and months.”
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