New defensive coach appointed

July 3, 2018

Graham’s most recent position was as first team coach at Southend United and prior to that, he enjoyed a distinguished playing career, most notably with Plymouth Argyle and Sheffield Wednesday.

The Dublin born defender’s career took in some 500 appearances, in all competitions, for a number of clubs.

Graham was with Southend, as a player and a coach, from August 2010 until January of this year and is relishing the opportunity to be involved in the game again as a member of Rovers’ backroom team.

Speaking about the appointment of Coughlan as part of his backroom staff, Manager Darrell Clarke added; “Graham is someone that I have met a number of times over the summer and we are pleased that he’s now on board heading into the new season.

“I have been looking for someone to fill the position that was vacant since Steve Yates departed and I believe that Graham ticks all the boxes in that respect.

“Graham has a lot of experience in this division and I’m looking forward to working with him going forward.”

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