Lewis Banks signs on for another year at Sligo Rovers

Sun, Jun 16 2019

Liam Buckley has bolstered his ranks for 2020 with the extension of Leis Banks' contract Credit: Clare McCahill (ETPhotos)

Premier Division Sligo Rovers have confirmed that defender Lewis Banks has signed a new contract with the club until the end of the 2020 season.

The full-back has impressed for Liam Buckley’s side so far this season after joining the club during the off-season.  

The former Stoke City academy graduate spoke of his delight upon extending his spell at the Showgrounds for one more campaign at least.

“I’m over the moon. I’m delighted to get things sorted for next year,” the 22-year-old said.  

“Hopefully now we can push on for this season and moving on to next season.

“It has gone beyond my expectations. In a way I didn’t know what to expect but it has been brilliant. It’s a great club to be around. We’ve done well. We want to do better. After the break we’ll look to get some more wins.”

Banks soon added; “We want to win games and see where we can go, whether it’s a Cup run or in the league because the European positions are still up for grabs. Next year is about kicking on again and improving on 2019. 

“Speaking to the gaffer and the lads here, we want to be successful and not linger around. That’s why I wanted to stay, so I’m delighted to get it done and hopefully we can have that success.”

Sligo boss Liam Buckley noted; “I’m delighted because I think he has done fantastically well. It’s difficult when you arrive from the English league and trying to land running.

“It’s a man’s league here, totally different to the Under-23 league in England, and he has toughened up. It’s much harder and strenuous playing in this league than that one.

“I’m delighted he has extended the contract, I can see him going places.”

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