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Coventry City sign Portsmouth goalkeeper Liam O'Brien

Correspondent 24th May, 2017 Updated: 24th May, 2017

COVENTRY City have announced their latest summer signing is out-of-contract Portsmouth goalkeeper Liam O’Brien.

He will officially join the Sky Blues on July 1 on a two-year deal with Coventry City.

The 25-year-old has signed for Coventry City following the expiration of his contract at Pompey.

The 6’4″ keeper will join CCFC boss Mark Robins’ first summer signing Michael O’Doyle in arriving from Portmouth, following their promotion to League One.

O’Brien came through the ranks at Fratton Park when he won an England Under 19 cap.

He left Pompey in 2010 following their Premier League relegation, and had spells at Barnet, Brentford and Dagenham and Redbridge.

At Dagenham, O’Brien made 39 appearances and last year returned to Portsmouth on a short-term deal when he made three appearances.

Robins said: “We are pleased to complete the signing of Liam.

“Liam is a quality goalkeeper, who we will be working hard with to maximise his potential.

“We are building a club, not just a team, for our short term and long term aims. We need players for all levels of the club, with the ability to fight for a first team spot and to push everyone else in the squad further.

“Liam is a good age and has the attitude which we need at this club, and we’re looking forward to starting work with him.”

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