Jesse Devers joins Sligo Rovers after impressive trial

Fri, Feb 07 2020

Jesse Devers Credit: Sligo Rovers FC

Premier Division Sligo Rovers have confirmed the acquisition of forward Jesse Devers ahead of the 2020 season.

The 23-year-old joins Bit O’Red after playing for Galway United and Finn Harps previously in the League of Ireland.

While on trial at the Showgrounds, Devers scored three goals in two games against Galway United and Ballinamallard.

“It’s fantastic to get the deal done today,” Devers said on his move to Sligo Rovers.  

“I’ve been working very hard to show the manager that I can do well here, and I think I’ve done that. I was happy with how I did in the games.

“The real work starts now because I’m here to be in the team every week.

“It’s been an ambition of mine to sign here for a while to be honest. It’s a club I admire and there’s a great set-up here. I know some of the lads and I already feel part of things.”

Manager Liam Buckley added; “Jesse has done very well, he’s quick, sharp and he can finish.

“We saw in the games how hungry he is, and he has earned this chance. He can play on the wing or any role in attack, so he’ll add to the group certainly.

“I’m very pleased to get it done today and we look forward to seeing that hunger throughout the year.”

 “We have Ronan Murray and Ronan Coughlan, Jesse and Darren Collins from the 19s is in there now too.

“We are still in the market it something comes along between now and 22nd February which is when the window closes.

“If it doesn’t, we go with what we have because there are options there in the squad, but we’ll wait and see.”