Keith Cowan signs for Drogheda United

Drogheda United are delighted to announce the signing of defender Keith Cowan from Dungannon Swifts.

The experienced defender made his Finn Harps debut in 2005 before returning to the club in 2010. Cowan made 206 appearances for Harps between 2010 and his departure from the Donegal side in 2019.

The 2020 season saw the former Harps captain make the move to Glentoran, scoring on his debut against Institute, winning the 2020 Irish Cup against Ballymena and playing in the 2020/21 Europa League. 

Cowan joined Dungannon Swifts in June 2021 and played 19 games in all competitions for the Danske Bank Premiership side, the last of those in a 2-1 win away to Warrenpoint on January 11. 

“He came into my thoughts a few weeks ago. I did the homework on what he was doing. When he left Harps, he obviously went to Glentoran and was excellent there. He’s been at Dungannon since and he plays 90 minutes every week. It’s his experience, he’s a leader. 

“He’s someone who has impressed me so much, obviously we had our battles with him over the years and he was always excellent,” Doherty explained.

“He’s a massive signing. He brings in that experience. I’ve watched nearly all of his games this season since he went to Dungannon. He played last week against Warrenpoint, I watched that game aswell, so  I’m delighted. He not only makes us physically stronger but also just in that position.

“From midfield forward, we’ve had a lot of options so I needed to go for a defensive unit, and the likes of Keith and Sparky aswell will answer that naturally,” Doherty said.

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