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Mikey Place signs new Sligo Rovers contract

Sligo Rovers are delighted to have signed Mikey Place to a contract for a further year.
There is also an option to extend the contract with the striker for another season to the end of 2018.
The 18 year-old is one of several players in the first team squad to have come through to the first team from the Sligo Rovers underage system.
Place is in his first season with the first team after signing his first professional contract in January this year.
A first team debut for Place came early in the season in the game away to St. Pat’s.
The Galway player has totalled five appearances for the season so far including playing against Dundalk, Shamrock Rovers and Cork City.
He has also impressed when featuring with the udner-19 squad with 12 goals this year.
Place is the latest part in the building of the squad for the 2017 season which now totals nine players.
Craig Roddan, Micheal Schlingermann, Gary Boylan, Kieran Sadlier, Gary Armstrong, Daniel Kearns, Raff Cretaro and Tobi Adebayo-Rowling have already been signed.
Dave Robertson is delighted to have the talented young Mikey Place signed to a new contract.
Robertson praised the progress that has been shown by Place in improving throughout his first professional year:
“The real pleasure for me is that we have got some great young players coming through here. And Mikey is one of those. He has been with the first team squad since the start of the season. He has come on for us in some key games against the likes of Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers and done ever so well.
“We have sat down and set an appearances target for him for the rest of this season. I believe that Mikey will be a key part of our future and I am really pleased to have him tied down. This shows the faith that we have in him.”
With Place becoming a more regular feature in games Robertson says he will continue to appear more often as his experience grows:
“That is all part of the process with young players. He has been working away hard at his game and is improving week by week. We are going to continue to see him develop over the next couple of years.”
The Rovers manager also said how the process is helped by having positive influences around him:
“It is massively helpful for him to have to have the excellent dressing room that we have. There is pros there that have been through the process and are very helpful to the younger players. Raff has also done coaching with the under-19s so knows him from there and he has been a key role model for Mikey. It is important for him to have those influences.”

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