Teenage Irish striker Ronan Coughlan has joined Huddersfield Town’s academy, and could figure in Friday’s friendly at Brighouse Town (7.00).
The 17-year-old comes from Limerick, and has played for the League of Ireland club’s youth team.
He is a product of the Mungret Regional junior club.
Coughlan will work under Professional Development Phase Coach Tony Carss.
He has been training with Town since January while awaiting FIFA clearance.
Town academy manager Mark Lillis said: “Ronan plays in the ‘No10’ 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.
“Our academy scouting network identified Ronan as a player with great potential when they spotted him at Limerick.
“We brought him across to spend some time with us and he impressed.
“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 he has here.
“They could all see that there is a chance for Ronan to progress at Huddersfield Town if he does well enough.
“Obviously this is just the start of the journey. As with all our academy scholars, he needs to work hard every day in order to fulfil his potential.”
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