Oldham Athletic are pleased to announce the signing of goalkeeper Danny Rogers on a one-year deal.
Rogers has spent part of pre-season on trial with Latics and caught the eye in our friendlies against Premier League outfit Burnley as well as Crewe Alexandra and, especially, in the first-half against Rochdale keeping a clean sheet before being replaced at the interval.
Most recently, Rogers applied his trade between the sticks for Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premiership and he featured 27 times for Killie, including playing against Scottish giants Rangers and Celtic.
The 27-year-old progressed through the academy at Aberdeen and managed to make three appearances for the club, and he remarkably had five loan spells away from the Pittodrie Stadium.
After a temporary spell at Airdrieonians, Rogers became the mainstay shot-stopper at Dumbarton whilst on loan in the 2014/15 campaign, keeping nine clean sheets – winning the club sponsors Player of The Year as well as the Young Player of The Season award.
Falkirk swooped in for the 6'1" goalkeeper and, once again, he showcased his talent after being named in the PFA Scotland Championship Team of the Season before the Bairns fought for his services for a second consecutive campaign following his impressive performances.
Following that, Rogers spent time on loan with St Mirren and Greenock Morton, gaining some vital experiences in the professional game and he made 29 appearances altogether between the sides.
Born in New York City, the goalkeeper has represented the Republic of Ireland U21’s on ten occasions as well as being part of the senior squad for qualifiers for the FIFA 2018 World Cup.
Head Coach Keith Curle is happy he's been able to find the right person to provide tough competition for fellow new signing Jayson Leutwiler and he’s excited to see what he can offer his squad; "Danny has done extremely well in pre-season and it was a very easy decision to make in the end.
"He's the perfect competition for the goalkeeping department we've built and he's eager to earn that starting spot as well. After his performances he knows he has my full backing and there's nothing better than having two fully fit and alert goalkeepers both pushing each other to be better for the benefit of the team."
Welcome to Latics, Danny!