Finn Harps have secured the services of veteran midfielder Raf Cretaro for another season.

The 38-year-old had planned to retire after last season's playoff success win over Drogheda but has decided to continue for another season with the Donegal club.

"At the end of the season I wasn't sure whether to go or not," Cretaro revealed. 

"I kept in contact with Ollie over the break and he’s a great man for persuading you and giving you the confidence in your ability to go out and perform. It didn’t take much mind you, I’m delighted to be back for another year."

Harps boss Ollie Horgan added; "You can't deny Raf’s quality and what he can give us. He played a big role in our survival last year and I’m happy he’s decided to comeback for us for another season. Some thanks must also go to the members 500 club for their backing in helping the squad come together."

Cretaro is most famous for his time with his hometown club of Sligo Rovers and he notched his 500th appearance in the League of Ireland in last season's 1-0 victory over Derry City last July.

Harps get their season underway at home to Cretaro's former club Sligo on Friday and will feature in the second televised RTÉ game of the season when they travel to Derry City on 21 February.

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