Monaghan have added former Dundalk goalkeeper Gary Rogers to their backroom team for the 2021 season.

Rogers ended a 21-year League of Ireland career in December, with his last game for the Lilywhites against Arsenal in the Europa League.

The Navan native has a strong background in Gaelic football, and in recent times worked as a goalkeeping coach with Cavan, Meath and Westmeath. Now he has answered the call to join Seamus McEnaney's set-up in Monaghan. 

Rogers' arrival comes a few weeks after former Kerry and Mayo coach Donie Buckley was confirmed as another new addition to the Farney backroom team. 

The highly-regarded coach played an integral role with his native Kerry as they found only Dublin too good in the 2019 All-Ireland SFC, but his services were dispensed with by manager Peter Keane earlier this year. 

Buckley's earlier six-year stint with Mayo culminated in the county reaching three All-Ireland finals.

Monaghan, who maintained their top-flight status in the Allianz League in 2020, will be in a group containing Armagh, Donegal and Tyrone when this year's competition begins in the spring.