Imps duo join on loan

Drogheda United are delighted to announce the double signing of goalkeeper Sam Long and defender Sean Roughan on loan from Lincoln City.

Long was awarded Scholar of the Season in his first season at Lincoln in the 2019/20 season and signed his first professional deal in October 2020. 

The 19-year-old was part of the Imps first team squad throughout the 2020/21 season before making his senior debut against Manchester United U21s in the EFL Trophy in August 2021.

Two further appearances in that competition followed, as did starts in FA Cup ties against both Bowers & Pitsea and Hartlepool United.

The keeper, who signed a new long term deal with Lincoln in December, made his League One debut in a 2-1 win away to Plymouth Argyle on Saturday in the absence of first choice goalkeeper Josh Griffiths.

Roughan joined Lincoln in 2019 as a scholar before signing his first professional deal with the Imps in July 2020.

He made 11 appearances for the Imps throughout the 2020/21 season in the League, EFL Trophy, FA Cup and League Cup.

The 18-year-old missed part of 2021 through injury but returned to start in Lincoln’s FA Cup win over Bowers & Pitsea in November.

Roughan is an Irish youth international, who has recently been named in squads at U17, U19 and U21 levels. The teenager scored the second goal in a 2-0 win for Tom Mohan’s U19 side over Bulgaria in November that saw the side reach the European Championships Elite Qualifying Phase.

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