Since the club has reformed we have witnessed the benefit of former players returning to the club and today we are delighted to add Andy Coleman to that list.
Manager Darren Mullen commented “Although Andy has always said that he wanted to return to the club someday, this is a signing that has come out of the blue, but one that I couldn’t afford to lose out on. In my opinion he’s one of the top 5 goalkeepers in the country and comes back to the club with a wealth of experience. Steven Maguire has been brilliant for us but we’ve used 3 other different keepers in pre-season and it’s a position that needed strong competition.
“Having Andy back is another sign of progression at the club and the fact that he knows the majority of the players will make it easy for him to join the group. I would also like to place on record my thanks to Rodney McAree and Dungannon Swifts for the manner in which they have allowed this move to happen.”
Andy Coleman: “Firstly I would like to thank Dungannon for letting me return to my hometown club. For them to allow a player to leave one week before the season starts speaks volumes of the class and integrity the club have. I always had an agreement from day one that if Newry were to return to the Premiership they would let me go and they were true to their word. Newry is a club my dad brought me to watch over 20 years ago and The Showgrounds is the place where I spent my late teens and early 20s which shaped me to be the person I am today. I can’t wait to get started again with Mickey Keenan and see some old faces, the club is only heading in one direction and is better run now then ever from top to bottom, I’d have been mad to turn it down.”