Thursday, June 25, 2009

Patterson set for Bannsiders move

Source: BBC

Coleraine are poised to sign former Rochdale striker Rory Patterson from Blue Square North club Droylsden.

The 24-year-old hopes to get clearance from Droylson for the move and he could make his debut against Garvagh in a friendly on Friday night.

Patterson scored 107 goals in 126 games for FC United - the club formed by Manchester United fans angered by the Glazier's takeover at Old Trafford.

Limavady United defender Aaron Canning is also expected to join Coleraine.

"Aaron is only 17 but he played around 30 games for Limavady's first team last year," Coleraine boss David Platt told the club website.

"He can play in a number of positions and will be playing in the Milk Cup this summer.

"He is a player with lots of potential and should be pushing for a place in the squad at the start of the season."