McMillan and Greene loving life in Sligo
Defender Evan McMillan has revealed he turned down an approach from a former club to extend his contract with Sligo Rovers.
McMillan, who turns 27 today, is revelling in life in the North-West and wants to improve on this season where the FAI Cup returned to The Showgrounds.
He said: “I'm really happy in Sligo. There was interest from another club but I've really enjoyed it here. It is a unique club. The community aspect is really appealing and we are all based in the same location in Riverstown so there is a good spirit that comes from that.
“Winning the FAI Cup this year was brilliant. The build-up, the final itself and the celebrations afterwards, it is why I came here in the first place. For me now, the league title is what we want. Winning the league two seasons in a row is such a huge task. It hasn’t been done too often. St Pat's now have that challenge ahead of them so we'll see how they cope with it.
“I've settled here and now I want the new season to be one of consistency and establishing myself in the team. I was disappointed with the injuries I picked up this year. It was tough because I felt I was in good form before they occurred and it was difficult coming back into the side immediately. I'm pleased to have my future in Sligo secured and Ian is putting together a good squad already.”
Aaron Greene will have a third season with Rovers and has spoken about the squad's ambition to bring the league title back to Sligo.
Reflecting on 2013, he was delighted with the return of the Cup but also sees scope for more medals with the club:
"Once you win silverware it is a good season. It's great for our supporters, our players and the entire club. I'm pleased to be here again and try to win back our league title. I've settled in Sligo again, I love the way of life and my family are here with me.
"Next season I want to score more goals and we're going to try to give the league another go. This year we were in semi-finals, we won the FAI Cup and had a good tilt at the league. The manager is putting together another talented squad so I feel Sligo Rovers is a great place to be."