Sligo Rovers secure highly-rat...


Sligo Rovers secure highly-rated goalkeeper McGinty for two years

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Ed McGinty has signed a new two-year contract at Sligo Rovers. 

The Republic of Ireland international established himself as the Bit-O-Red's first choice during the 2020 campaign, playing in all of their SSE Airtricity Premier Division matches.

His performances helped Sligo secure 4th position in the top flight, which has been good enough to earn a return to European football next year.

"I wanted to commit long-term to the club," McGinty told the club's website, "I feel we’re just getting started.

"Even though it’s been a long year, there’s a bit of sadness that it is over because I think we’re showing our standing in the league.

"Fourth is not going to satisfy me, I want the club to be challenging at the top in the next couple of years and win trophies. That’s why I’m staying.

"We’ve come from a difficult start, being at the bottom and getting up to fourth place. I thought we did well yesterday and our mindset has to move to now being among the best teams in this league because we are that and we’ve got so much more in us.

"Everything is in place for us to keep progressing, when we start next season we won’t be among the best teams in the division. We’ll have to go out and show it.

"I’ve signed today because I want to be part of it when we do."

His manager Liam Buckley added, "We’re delighted. There was a lot of interest in Ed, which is no surprise given his performances and elevation to international level.

“It’s an important signing for the make-up of our squad, Ed is a fantastic goalkeeper and he has made steady progress over a period of time. Luke McNicholas is another brilliant goalkeeper that we have here.

“We are in the building process of putting a squad together to improve us and having Ed in that squad is a big part of that. He has done really well for us.

“The international recognition was well-deserved, a great honour and Ed has to aspire to keep progressing. That requires staying dedicated and working hard.

“I want him to grow into a role here and prove next year how good he can be.

“We will continue with the squad building progress. The club and I will be working tirelessly over the next few weeks.”

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