Mon. Sep 26th, 2022
EX-CELTIC goalkeeper Ryan Mullen has signed for League One side Clyde after leaving Parkhead in the summer.

The highly-rated shot stopper was linked with moves north and south of the border after his Hoops contract expired at the end of last season.

Kenneth Ramsay

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English Championship side Sheffield United had handed the 21-year-old shot stopper a trial during the summer after Ange Postecoglou’s men opted NOT to take up the shot stopper’s option of a year’s extension after he fell down the pecking order behind fellow youngster Tobi Oluwayemi.

But SunSport understands Mullen’s chances of a move down south were blocked by a freak injury – and not for the first time.

The shotstopper, who spent time at both Queens Park and Cove Rangers on loan, has been hampered by injuries over the last three seasons.

Mullen suffered a thigh injury in 2019, which ruled him out for up to seven months when there was reported interest from English Premier League sides looking to hand the stopper a trial.

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The 21-year-old then suffered a flair-up of that thigh tear that he struggled to recover from a year later when at Cove, all but ending any chance of a move down south with Liverpool thought to have offered him a trial before the injury occurred.

Mullen spent pre-season training with Championship side Raith Rovers and League One side Dunfermline as he looked to maintain his sharpness.

But ahead of the arranged trial at Sheffield United, a freak impact injury prevented the keeper heading south once more.

He has now penned a deal with Clyde until the end of the season as he looks to get games under his belt and put his injury hell behind him.

This follows the news that Bully Wee goalkeeper Joshua Bradley-Hurst is set to jet out to Sri Lanka after being called up to their international squad.

The former Celtic and Birmingham City trainee is adamant that he can go to the training camp and do enough to impress and earn caps for the cricket-mad country.

He said: “It’s part of my identity and I’ve always had a dream that one day I would play for Sri Lanka.

“My aim was actually to get a run of games in the Clyde team then contact them and let them know I was eligible but they actually reached out first and invited me to the camp.

“I don’t know too much about the other players but I’m confident in my own ability and believe I’m good enough to play and win caps.”

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