Robbie McCourt is the latest player to commit his future to Sligo Rovers by signing a two-year contract extension.
McCourt has put pen to paper after an impressive debut season at The Showgrounds. The Dubliner played 25 league matches, despite breaking his wrist in the summer time.
Rovers secured a top-three finish in the Premier Division with two matches to play and remain in contention for second place.
As McCourt signs for 2022 and 2023, he said the move to Sligo has paid off and a result committing for two seasons required little thought.
"I really enjoy the lifestyle and the place. It's great for being totally focused on football and I’m really happy with the decision I made to come here. The next two seasons can be big ones for the club. The league here is tight and we’ve shown we can compete and be up the top of the table.
"We want to challenge and I know the gaffer will add to the squad again and with even more quality players."
The three and-a-half months McCourt spent on the sidelines coincided with the most difficult part of the year for the Bit O’ Red, including exiting the Europa Conference League.
✍️🔴⚪️ You've loved watching him this season #bitored fans and get ready for two more ✍️🔴⚪️— Sligo Rovers (@sligorovers) November 8, 2021
Robbie McCourt has signed a new two-year contract with Sligo Rovers.
What a first season he has had 👏🔴⚪️
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McCourt left his former club Bohemians after helping them qualify for Europe in 2019, while in Waterford it was Rovers who pipped them on the final day, meaning he missed out for 2021.
He was set to play after moving to Sligo but the injury scuppered hopes of a European bow last July.
After helping the Bit O’ Red qualify for the 2022 competition, he is keen to finally experience the European stage.
"I feel like I’ve missed out three times so it’s something I really want for next season. Europe didn’t go how we wanted as a team this year and that will be something to target. We were unfortunate that we had a lot of players out at the time.
"I want to play and I want us to win one round, two rounds or more, so when that comes around I’ll be very keen to play and this time to do ourselves justice."