McLaughlin signs for Coleraine

New signing James McLaughlin.
New signing James McLaughlin.

Coleraine have confirmed the signing of striker James McLaughlin.

The forward, who scored in the 5-2 win over Limavady United last Saturday, has put pen-to-paper on a one-year deal with the Bannsiders.

“James deserves his chance, he has been working very hard since the season ended,” Oran Kearney said.

“His football ability has never been in doubt. James has always impressed at whatever level he played at.

“He has shown over the last three months, with the way he has worked, he has the hunger and desire to play at the top level, and that is very pleasing.

“Ian Parkhill took his last season and Eoin Bradley did the same the season prior to that, and I have no doubt James will do the same.”

McLaughlin will wear the number 15 shirt at Coleraine.