By Gerard Mulreaney (@gerardmulreaney)
Sligo Rovers defender Regan Donelon has joined a host of his teammates and signed on for the 2020 season.
With goalkeeper Ed McGinty, John Mahon, Romeo Parkes, Johnny Dunleavey, Rónán Murray, Lewis Banks, Niall Morahan, Luke McNicholas and David Cawley already confirmed for next season, fans of the bitored can look forward to the new season with plenty of excitement.
Donelon 23, has come through the youth ranks at the club. He made his senior debut in 2014 and has gone on to make over 100 appearances for the club.
Liam Buckley is delighted to have Donelon at the club next season and sees the defender as a valuable member of the squad, “We rate Regan very highly and being able to deploy him on the left side of a 4-3-3 midfield has been useful because he has a tremendous passing ability and a brilliant left foot.
“The set-piece ability is a major asset to him game as well so he is a valuable member of the squad.
There is still more to come from him. For a 23-year-old he knows this league very well and we’re looking for him to have his best year yet next year.
“I think he will play a big part in our season next year and he has his best football ahead of him.
Regan Donelon: “I’m delighted to be staying here for another season, Liam and John (Russell) have been great throughout the season.
“We’ve learned a lot as a team and a group all season and we’re all going to work even harder to push on to better things again for next season.
“We can be happy with progress, but this club can do a lot better than that still and that is what we are all thinking going into 2020.”
Sligo have four games remaining and face FAI cup finalists Shamrock Rovers this Saturday night at the Showgrounds. It’s honours even between the sides this season, with both sides having a win each and a scoreless draw when the sides last met in July. Kick-off is at 7.45.
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