Former UCD Player Maxi Kouogun signs a Two-Year deal with Scunthorpe United

Maxim Kouogun during the 2021 League of Ireland season

Maxi Kouogun running out for Shels Credit: Steve Alfred (ETPhotos)

Former UCD player Maxi Kouogun is set to join Scunthorpe United on a two-year deal, starting July 1st. The 26-year-old Cameroon-born centre back kicked off his career with UCD U-19’s before graduating to their League of Ireland team in 2017.

Post-college, he played for various clubs, including Warrenpoint, Waterford FC, Harrogate Town, and Wealdstone, before returning to the LOI for a season with Shelbourne in February 2021.

He moved cross-channel again in January 2022 and spent one and a half seasons with York City in the National League. He made 25 appearances in the 2021/22 season and 38 in the 2022/23 season.

Wrexham recently secured promotion from the National League to League Two, while York City ended 19th of 24 teams, well clear of the relegation zone with 51 points.

Scunthorpe United, commonly known as The Iron, were relegated from the National League this season, finishing 23rd in a 24-team league. They will compete in the National League North next season.

On signing for The Iron, Kouogun expressed his enthusiasm: "I'm delighted to be here. I spoke to the gaffer about the project at the club and where they see it going, and it's something I'm very interested in and glad to be part of. The signings we're making show the club's ambition and the direction we're heading. I'm happy to be part of that.

"I had a really good time at York and it's sad to be leaving them, but I'm looking forward to trying to achieve something here now.

"I like to defend first and foremost, and then build from the back. I've got pace and always give 110 per cent for the football club and my team-mates.

"It's good to know where I'll be next season, recharge and then return for training, meeting my new team-mates at the end of June."