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Stuart Urquhart signs for Dunfermline Athletic after leaving Coventry City.

IMAGE: Dunfermline Athletic Football Club, www.dafc.co.uk

IMAGE: Dunfermline Athletic Football Club, http://www.dafc.co.uk

Defender Stuart Urquhart has signed for Scottish side Dunfermline Athletic after leaving Coventry City.

The 19 year old Scottish defender left The Sky Blues by mutual consent earlier this month and has now linked up with the Scottish League One side.

Urquhart joined the Sky Blues from Rangers last summer but failed to make a senior appearance for the Sky Blues, appearing only for the development sides, despite making the senior side’s substitute bench on a few occasions.

Dunfermline manager Jim Jefferies spoke of Urquhart’a arrival to the official Dunfermline Atheltic website; “He is a young boy who showed a lot of promise in coming through at Rangers. They sold him to Coventry. I don’t think the lad settled down there and he wanted to come back up the road. Both us and Hamilton had him in for a couple of weeks to have a look at him. He felt that he had more chance of breaking into the team here.

“He is just nineteen, about six foot two, left sided central defender. With Kerr Young moving on we felt that we needed another central defender and obviously he balances things up. He will come and compete for a place with the rest of them just as we wanted Kerr Young to do. He is virtually a replacement for him.”

Urquhart also spoke to the official Dunfermline website on Friday and said that he had been keen to leave Coventry because he had been hold that he wouldn’t really play this season. He said: “I was keen to come somewhere where I had a chance of getting some games. I had other offers but I have been in here training and I was impressed with the set up and enjoyed the training; it was fast and intense. There is a good bunch of boys and some really good players in the group. I was encouraged by it all. There is a good bit of positivity about the place. They all want to do well.”

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