Salford City is pleased to announce the signing of goalkeeper Kyle Letheren!
The 31-year-old was a free agent after leaving Plymouth Argyle at the end of last season, and has signed a one-year-deal at The Peninsula Stadium.
Welshman Letheren started his career at Swansea City and had a loan at Newport County before moving to Barnsley and Plymouth.
Spells followed up in Scotland with Kilmarnock and Dundee, where he won the Scottish Championship in 2013-14 as well as the Supporters’ Player of the Season. He returned to England with Blackpool and York City, winning the FA Trophy in 2016-17, before re-signing for Plymouth where he has spent the last two years.
In his first interview with the club, Letheren said he is hoping to come and achieve success at Salford and that ambition was a significant draw for him:
“I’m delighted to be here first and foremost, it’s something that I’ve known about for quite some time now but I’m just delighted to get it over the line, I’m delighted to be here and I can’t wait for the season to get started.
“It’s just the ambition of the place to be honest, obviously the club are on an upwards spiral like everybody knows, and I think Salford’s on the lips of everybody at the minute.
“As soon as I knew about the interest, obviously I knew of the promotions in the last few years, we’ve got ambitious owners and I’m an ambitious person myself so it was a no-brainer for me really.
“Being based in Leeds it was nice to come home as well, obviously I’ve been down in Plymouth for the last two or three seasons so it’s nice to be where I can go home and see my kids every single day as well so that was a major part in it.
“I think this year, obviously you’ve gained three or four promotions back-to-back and that can be a deadly thing at times because you’ve got momentum.
“I’ve spoken with the Gaffer and that’s what he wants this season as well, he doesn’t want to change that, so I think we’ve got to aim for play-offs minimum and hopefully we can get this club into League One because if it does I think it’ll just take off again to be honest.”
We would like to extend a warm welcome to Kyle and his family, and hope you have an enjoyable career at The Peninsula Stadium!