One to Watch #39: Seamus Coleman

Last updated : 31 March 2010 By Dan Buxton


Name: Seamus Coleman

Date of Birth: 11th October 1988

Position: Right back

Club: Blackpool(on loan from Everton)

Previous Clubs: Sligo Rovers

International caps: Republic of Ireland U21 9(0)

                                   Republic of Ireland U23 2(0)

Highly rated prospect who had already played over 50 games for Irish league side Sligo Rovers by the time Everton beat off competition from Celtic, Ipswich and Birmingham to sign him in January 2009, for a fee of £150,000.

Made his Everton debut in Benfica's Stadium of Light, playing the unfamilair left back position as Everton were thrashed 5-0 but bounced back to catch the eye at right back in the 1-0 win over AEK Athens and then step off the bench to set up both goals, on his Premier League debut, as the Toffee's came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Spurs, earning extended praise from manager David Moyes and also the Man of the Match award.

Another appearance followed in the FA Cup tie with Carlisle where Coleman set up a goal for Tim Cahill, minutes after joining the game.

He joined Blackpool in March 2010, on loan for the rest of the season, and made his debut in the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace.