Regan Donelon extends Sligo stay until the end of the 2020 campaign

Sat, Oct 05 2019

Regan Donelon Credit: Clare McCahill (ETPhotos)

Sligo Rovers have confirmed that utility player Regan Donelon has extended his stay at the club until the end of the 2020 campaign.

The 23-year-old has impressed under the stewardship of Liam Buckley this year at Sligo, with the former St Patrick’s Athletic boss pleased to get the former Sligo academy star signed up for another year.   

“Regan has done well; we’ve used him in a couple of roles this year. We rate him 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.

“We will be working off quite tight numbers again in 2020, so every player that we sign is going to be very important for us.”

Donelon added; “I’m delighted to be staying here for another season, Liam and John have been great throughout the season.

“Hopefully we can build on this season going forward for 2020.

“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 Rovers host Shamrock Rovers this evening at the Showgrounds, you can read our match preview here.