Sligo Rovers continue to strengthen their squad ahead of the start of the new season by signing  Danny Ledwith from Shamrock Rovers and extending Ross Gaynor’s current contract. 

Ledwith, 22, is a left-back that previously played for UCD but was released by the Hoops at the end of last season.

Nevertheless Sligo manager Ian Baraclough is confident he has signed a talented player and said: "Danny is a player I first noticed when he was at UCD. He is comfortable on the ball, has a very good left-foot and he’s a kid that wants to progress. 

"He made the wrong decision signing for Shamrock Rovers. It was a big move that came too soon perhaps. 

"It will do him no harm in a way that he knows what it is like to be in the environment of a club that has aspirations and expectations of winning trophies."

On Gaynor’s re-signing, Baraclough said: “Ross joined the club as a winger but I feel he is better at left-back. He has the ability to play in the two positions on the left side. 

“He has a great left foot, he can go and attack with enthusiasm and he wants to get more from himself next season. Ross has contributed a lot to the squad over the last two years. 

“He can improve defensively, he needs to show more consistency in his game and that is in his own opinion. He picked up a bad knee injury during the course of 2012 that kept him out for ten weeks and next year he’ll look to have a big year and it’s great to have him on board.”