Sligo Rovers snap up former Bo...


Sligo Rovers snap up former Bohs striker Andre Wright

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Sligo Rovers have signed Andre Wright until the end of the season. 

The 24-year old had linked up briefly with Ayr United in the Scottish Championship having left Bohemians at the end of the 2020 SSE Airtricity League season.

Wright scored eight goals in 17 Premier Division appearances last season, helping Bohs qualify for Europe, and securing a place in the PFAI Premier Division Team of the Year.

“I’m very happy," said Wright, "It’s been frustrating with a disrupted few months so I’m really excited now.

“I had a relatively successful time at Bohemians and I have that bit of experience which I know will stand to me.

“I know my job is scoring goals and to perform well for the team. The manager told me what he wants, what he thinks I can bring and what is expected of me.

"The pressure to score goals and perform well for the team is part of the job as a footballer and I’m just excited to get started.

“I know about the club from playing in Sligo. There is a possibility to finish high up in the league and we know what comes with that. That excites me and I’m coming to Sligo to give my best for the club and myself.”

Wright's move is subject to international clearance, and he's likely to make his Bit-O-Red debut in their September 3 trip to Drogheda United.

Sligo manager Liam Buckley will be hopeful that the powerful striker can help arrest a slump in form that's seen them lose each of their last three Premier Division games 1-0.

“Andre is a great addition," Buckley said, "He’s been a target for quite some time and we’re delighted to complete the deal today.

“He had a great spell with Bohemians for a couple of years and we saw first hand how well he did.

“He’s a target man and an out and out striker. We’ll aim to get him into the type of form he showed at Bohemians and if we can do that, he’ll do very well for us as well.

“Additional competition is always good for the squad and it will give a lift to everyone to have another quality player with us. We have a lot to play for in the coming months and despite the run we’ve had, we’re still in a strong position.

“We’re still in the market. As I said, there is a lot to play for and we’re doing all we can to steady the ship and kick on for the rest of the year.”

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