Sligo Rovers have announced the signing of striker Mikey Drennan.
Drennan left previous club Shamrock Rovers in 2016 due to personal reasons and had played in England with Aston Villa also.
Speaking to the official Sligo Website, Drennan said: “It has been with me for the last couple of years about returning to the league.
“It has come up a few times, but I wasn’t 100% sure or ready to commit. I didn’t want to disappoint anyone by not being able to give my all, or to waste anyone’s time. I feel now I’m ready and this is a great fit for me.
“It’s four months to take a fantastic chance to get back into league football and full-time football. I’ve had two years out of the progressional game and I’m delighted to be able to return today. There were other clubs speaking to me and it was flattering to have that, but as soon as I came up here I was made feel really welcome by everyone and it was the club I wanted to sign for.
“Ger (Lyttle) was brilliant, I can see why people speak about his man-management. All of the players really welcomed me in too as soon as I walked through the door so you can tell it’s a good dressing-room. I feel fit but I’ll need a couple of weeks for sharpness and to get that bit extra fitness that comes with league matches.
“I’ve seen Sligo Rovers on Soccer Republic this season and they’ve been struggling for goals. I’d like to bring something to try to change that.
“It was a tough decision to go for it and return to football. After two years it was probably always going to be. But I feel I’m in a place to do it and I can’t wait to put on the Sligo Rovers jersey, play in The Showgrounds and let’s see what can come from it.”
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