Edgar Returns

COLERAINE FC are delighted to announce the signing of defender Mark Edgar on a deal until the end of the season…

The 21 year-old joins the club from amateur side Portrush FC. Edgar enjoyed a year-and-a-half spell with the Bannsiders under former boss Oran Kearney, where he made 13 appearances for the Stripes.

The left back departed The Showgrounds in May 2017 as he went in search of regular first team football at Carrick Rangers. The Coleraine native also boasts Blackburn Rovers amongst his former clubs as he spent time as a trainee with the Lancashire based club.

Coleraine manager Rodney McAree has expressed the need for defensive competition within the squad following a recent injury to Lyndon Kane and has spoken of his delight at welcoming Edgar back to the Ballycastle Road.

“I’m delighted to bring Mark back to the club as he knows this is a big opportunity for him,” he said.

“He impressed me when I was Dungannon Swifts manager and it’s no secret that we need competition in the full-back positions after injuries to Lyndon Kane and Aaron Traynor.

“Mark has a sweet left foot and an excellent delivery but it’s down to him to make this second chance count and I’m sure he will.”

The Club can confirm that Edgar will wear the number 27 shirt.