Sligo Rovers are delighted to announce that Kieran Sadlier has extended his contract through to the end of the 2017 season.
The Ireland under-21 international signed for The Bit o’Red in January from Peterborough United.
He signed immediately following Rovers first win of the season in a 3-0 defeat of Longford Town at The Showgrounds in which Sadlier played.
The midfielder has been very influential so far this season for Dave Robertson’s team in his eight appearances so far. It could have been more but for a sending off on his debut against Shamrock Rovers.
Sadlier started his career with West Ham United where he was part of their underage system for many years.
After that he moved to St. Mirren to play in the SPL in January last year. Dave Robertson then signed him from there for Peterborough United last summer and linked up with him again by bringing him to The Showgrounds as one of his first signings.
Sadlier has 22 caps with two goals to his name across the various age levels.
Dave Robertson says he is delighted to be keeping sadlier at the club for the next 18 months.
He sees Sadlier as the right fit for the attacking ethos he is trying to establish in his Sligo Rovers team.
“It’s really great to have him signed. There has been a lot of speculation around him. The good thing is that everyone can see that amount of talent that Kieran has. For the club and for it’s future it is a fantastic signing to make. To have him here for the next two years is brilliant.”
Sadlier has impressed many Rovers fans in his early days at the club causing opposing teams many problems: “It is exactly where we want to be. Our aim is to play in that positive, attacking style and Kieran definitely helps us do that. He fits the mould of the type of player to help with that. It is brilliant to secure the signing. We want to continue with the quick attacking brand of football and everyone has seen that with the way Kieran likes to play he can help with that.”
Robertson also feel that the longer-term nature of the contract will aid the development of the Ireland under-21 international:
“It will really help him to have that security. He has settled in really well to life in Sligo already. Having this contract will help him just focus on football now. The challenge I have set for him is to add more goals to his game. I think everyone has seen that he is more than capable of doing that.”
Sligo Rovers Media Release