Raith Rovers are continuing to invest in building a squad for the future, by today (Thursday) announcing the news that attacking midfielder Quinn Coulson has signed a Modern Apprentice contract with the club through to the end of season 2021-22.
Quinn (aged 16) progressed through the ranks of the Fife Elite Football Academy, and joins the existing Modern Apprentices brought into the club in the last year (Kieron Bowie, Dylan Tait and Kyle Bow) to start his football development on a full time basis.
After impressing John McGlynn and Paul Smith earlier this season in bounce games, there was little hesitation in offering Quinn his first professional contract. He was affiliated to Dunfermline Athletic in the FEFA system, and has been playing reserve football regularly with the Pars this season.
Assistant Manager Paul Smith said of our new signing: “We saw Quinn play at the start of the season with Fife Elite – he plays on the wide left of midfield, cutting in onto his stronger right foot, and can also play as a second striker in the number 10 role.
Quinn is a clever footballer, good on the ball and a great finisher. He is another example of what we want to see at this club – youngsters developing their skills by training with the senior players, breaking through and playing for the first team. Quinn is hoping to progress successfully like our other Modern Apprentices.
Dunfermline offered Quinn a Modern Apprentice contract under FEFA rules 2 weeks ago. We offered him a similar deal after talking with him and his parents, and we are absolutely delighted that Quinn has chosen to sign for the Rovers.“
Welcome to the Rovers Quinn!