Matlock Town FC is pleased to announce the signing of defender/midfielder Rory Coleman formally of Coalville Town.

Coleman came through the youth ranks at Scunthorpe United and signed his first professional contract in 2008 when Nigel Adkins was in charge. He would stay there for two years.

After he left Scunthorpe, by his own admission, his career was a bit up and down for him. He first moved to Gainsborough Trinity for one season, at the end of the season he felt that he hadn’t had the opportunities which he would have liked, he would have a short spell on trial at Barrow, nothing came of that and he then signed for Hinckley United in the Conference North. Injuries kept him out of the game for a short while. A move to Goole to play for a former team Mate, Curtis Woodhouse would follow, he would then make the move to Stocksbridge Park Steels where he would score twenty-one goals while playing on the left side of defence or midfield.

Coleman would begin the season with Ilkeston FC finding the the net three times from left back but would move on following restructuring at the Robins, joining Coalville Town in December and playing a total of twenty-three times, scoring seven goals. Coleman is known to be a dead ball specialist scoring most his goals from free kicks or penalties but that doesn’t stop the ambitious left sided player from having a pop should the chance arise.

Welcome to the club, Rory!

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