COWDENBEATH have confirmed their seventh signing of the close season by announcing the arrival of former Dunfermline goalkeeper Ryan Goodfellow.

Last week, Times Sport revealed that the 25-year-old stopper would join Gary Bollan's side after he completed the permanent signing of midfielder Blair Malcolm, who had been on loan from Ross County, and the capture of centre back Bryan Gilfillan.

The deal to bring Goodfellow to Central Park was formally completed on Thursday afternoon, with a statement from the club reading: "Cowden boss Gary Bollan further augmented his squad today with the signing of goalkeeper Ryan Goodfellow, who has been with East Fife for the last three years.

"We offer him a very warm welcome to Central Park."

Bollan had previously spoken of his desire to add a goalkeeper to his pool to provide competition for the experienced Dave McGurn, and said of Goodfellow: "I am delighted to get hold of young Ryan, who showed at East Fife what a good goalkeeper he is."

Melrose-born Goodfellow joined the Pars' youth academy at under-13 level from Spartans and progressed through their youth ranks to sign full-time with their under-19 squad in 2010.

He put pen to paper on a professional contract two years later and, in 2013, was in goal when they reached the final of the Scottish Youth Cup, only to lose 3-1 to a talented Celtic side at Hampden Park.

Goodfellow, who had a short stint working alongside Andy Goram whilst at East End Park, made his first-team debut as a substitute in a League One win at Airdrie and went on to play another five times for Dunfermline.

In the summer of 2015, he was released by new manager Allan Johnston and signed for East Fife, who were then in League Two.

He played 63 times for the Methil men, winning the league title in his first season, and set a new club record in 2017 for the number of minutes – 603 – without conceding a goal.