Andy Coughlin

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Andy Coughlin
Personal information
Full name Andrew Michael Coughlin[citation needed]
Date of birth (1993-01-13) 13 January 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth Bootle, England[1]
Height 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Barrow
Number 12
Youth career
2008–2011 Tranmere Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Tranmere Rovers 2 (0)
2010 Fleetwood Town (loan) 0 (0)
2012–2015 Wrexham 62 (0)
2015–2016 Southport 14 (0)
2016– Barrow 2 (0)
National team
2014–2015 England C (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:49, 12 February 2016 (UTC).

Andrew Michael "Andy" Coughlin (born 31 January 1993) is an English footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Barrow.

Career[edit]

Tranmere Rovers[edit]

Coughlin was born in Bootle, England. He started his career in the Centre of Excellence of Tranmere Rovers at the age of 15 and signed a two-year apprenticeship in the summer of 2009. In April 2010, Coughlin was an unused substitute for the 3–1 win over Exeter City.[2] In April 2011, Coughlin signed his first professional contract, on a one-year deal.[3] On 21 April 2012, Coughlin made his professional debut in a 1–1 draw with Hartlepool United.[4] He was released at the end of the 2011–12 season.[5]

Fleetwood Town (Loan)[edit]

In November 2010, he was sent on loan to Conference side Fleetwood Town on work experience terms.[6] Coughlin was signed to act as back up to Scott Davies whilst regular second choice goalkeeper Danny Hurst was out injured. In his loan spell Coughlin did not make an appearance for the Highbury club.

Wrexham[edit]

On 3 July 2012, he joined Welsh club Wrexham on trial, before signing a one-year deal on 23 July.[7] Coughlin was involved in pre-season matches against Welsh Premier side's Aberystwyth Town and Bala Town as well as Kilmarnock and Coventry City. Coughlin made his debut for Wrexham in a 3–2 win against Stockport County at Edgeley Park on 10 October, this was due to first choice 'keeper Joslain Mayebi being away on international duty with Cameroon. Coughlin played his first home league match in a 4–2 defeat to Lincoln City at the Racecourse Ground. After a season as second choice and making just eight appearances, Coughlin extended his deal in the summer of 2013 meaning his contract would end at the end of the 2013/2014 season.[8] In a season where he looked to challenge first team goalkeeper Joslain Mayebi, it took just two months, as a string of Mayebi mistakes handed Coughlin the number one spot, which he kept and played well, earning the praises of the Wrexham fans throughout the season.

Southport[edit]

He subsequently joined Southport for the 2015–2016 season.

Barrow[edit]

In August 2016 he joined Barrow.

International career[edit]

Coughlin was called up to the England C team in February 2014 by England C and Chester manager Steve Burr.[9] He made his debut against Jordan U23's on 4 March 2014, winning 1–0 and Coughlin keeping a clean sheet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 544. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  2. ^ "Tranmere 3–1 Exeter". TRFC. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Rovers Pair Sign First Professional Contracts". TRFC. Retrieved 21 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Coughlin's Debut Delight". TRFC. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Moore Rebuilding Squad". Tranmere Rovers FC. 8 May 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Fleetwood Bring in New Keeper". Football Conference. Retrieved 26 November 2010. 
  7. ^ "Wrexham FC beat Bury to Brett Ormerod". Daily Post. 3 July 2012. Archived from the original on 20 April 2013. Retrieved 2012-07-03. 
  8. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22601215
  9. ^ http://www.dailypost.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/wrexham-goalkeeper-andy-coughlin-delighted-6709492

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