Derry City strengthen squad with new goalkeeper arriving

Derry City boss Ruaidhrí Higgins has given himself an early Christmas present with a new arrival to his squad ahead of the 2023 campaign.

Derry City new signing Tadhg Ryan is beaten by Matty Smith during last season's win for the Brandywell men at Bohemians.
Derry City new signing Tadhg Ryan is beaten by Matty Smith during last season's win for the Brandywell men at Bohemians.

Former Bohemians goalkeeper Tadhg Ryan has joined the club for next season.

The Limerick-born stopper spent last season at Bohemians and said that he was excited to be heading to the Brandywell for the new season.

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"I've obviously played against Derry before and you can't help but be impressed by what Ruaidhrí is building there,” he stated.

"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.

"That connection between supporters and players is very unique.

“It's a bit of a cliché but 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.

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"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."

Manager Ruaidhrí Higgins said that Ryan's arrival would strengthen the competition for places as the Candystripes prepare for a very busy season.

"We are delighted that Tadhg has joined the club and he will add strong competition to our goalkeeping department," said the City boss.

"He is a very good 'keeper and brings with him a high level of professionalism.

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"We're really looking forward to working with him in the coming weeks and months."