Richard Purcell and Matty Evans sign for the Comrades

Richard Purcell (centre) and Matty Evans (left) sign for the Comrades as we strengthen our goalkeeping team.

Richard joins the Goalkeeping team having previously come through the ranks of his home town club, Coleraine FC.

Michael Dougherty, who worked with Richard over 4 years within the SchoolBoy & Club NI International set up, acted swiftly following the release of Ben McCauley.

“Richard is a GK who I’ve known for a long time,” our Head of Goalkeeping added. “He has an exceptional development background & I am delighted to be able to bring him to Ballyclare.”

Matty joins the club from crusaders & has been recruited to further enhance the goalkeeping department

“I have worked very closely with Matty over the past year within the NIFL elite scholarship programme at Windsor Park. A young , exciting & ambitious talent who will further strengthen our goalkeeping options at Ballyclare”

Richard will wear the number 19 shirt, while Matty will wear number 13.