Sligo Rovers have confirm the signing of winger Caolan McAleer from Finn Harps.
McAleer is the first new signing made by Gerard Lyttle for the squad for 2018.
The 24-year-old told the club website: “I’m delighted to be here. When the approach was made by Sligo Rovers, I was really happy because it has everything that I want. Now I’m here I want to kick on and make my mark here.”
“The main thing for me was playing games last season, I played nearly 30 in the league. I had a good season. I wanted to get more goals but I chipped in towards the end and I got assists. That’s my game – contributing to goals – so overall I was pleased.
“It’s a very big club here. The facilities are different class. It’s a full-time set-up and that’s what any player wants and especially at my age. There is a lot of history at the club.
For Lyttle, who said recruiting wingers was important after inheriting a squad with only one in 2017, he feels his improvement will continue in the full-time environment at The Showgrounds
The manager said: “I’ve tracked Caolan the last couple of years to keep note of how he was doing. He had a good season with Harps in what was part-time and I think he’ll get even better with us training every day.
“He gives us width which is what we lacked a lot last year. He’s an out and out winger and puts balls into the box which is a dying element of the game.
“It will serve us well to hand a player like him in the squad and I’m really looking forward to seeing how how he does back full-time.
“It’s a no-brainier for us.”