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Seamus Sharkey signs for Sligo Rovers

Fri, May 26 2017
Sligo Rovers manager Gerard Lyttle has wasted little time in adding reinforcements to his Sligo Rovers squad. Having been unable to fill Rovers substitutes bench lately, Lyttle has signed ex-Derry City and Limerick player Seamus Sharkey on a deal until the end of the 2017 Premier Division. 
 
Sharkey, adds a bit of versatility to the Bit O'Red squad being able to operate in both defence and midfield.
 
Before signing for the Rovers, Sharkey was a free agent and had spent the last two weeks training at the Showgrounds.
 
In his time in the League of Ireland, Sharkey scored against his new club in the 2015 EA Sports Cup defeat to Derry City.
 
Speaking about the signing of Sharkey, Rovers manager Lyttle said;
 
“It’s a no-brainer for us. He will go straight into the squad if clearance comes through on time. It was evident in the last few weeks just how stretched we are. 
 
“I’m very happy with Mick Leahy and Kyle Callan-McFadden, I think they are doing very well as a partnership. But we need cover because if something happened to them we would literally have nobody to step in. 
 
“Seamus has played in the league with Derry City and Limerick. He was recommended by Declan McIntyre as someone to have a look at and is available to come straight in because he was a free agent before the window closed. He has been with us for the last two weeks on trial, joining in training. 
 
“You don’t get to see him in a competitive game but he will add experience and now that he has joined us we can get a good look at him and it could be a good move for both parties.”