Wearen signs as jersey is launched
Sligo Rovers are delighted to announce Eoin Wearen as the newest addition to the squad.
Midfielder Wearen was unveiled at the launch of the new away jersey at our club store in Johnston Court this afternoon.
The 22 year-old has signed from Bohemians where he played under new Rovers manager Owen Heary. He made 21 appearances scoring three goals for them last year having signed in May.
Before that he played with West Ham United having been signed by them as a 16 year-old from St Kevin’s Boys. He spent a loan spell with Dagenham and Redbridge in 2011/12 where he played in four games.
He comes from Glasnevin and is a former Ireland under-17 international and was part of the under-19 squad that reached the semi-finals of the 2011 UEFA under-19 championship.
He takes Owen Heary’s squad up to 17 for the new season.
He said on signing: “I am really happy now to have signed. I wish the season was starting tomorrow. I am looking forward to the new season so hopefully the next few weeks go quickly.
“It was an easy decision to sign for Sligo Rovers. It’s been a couple of months since the season finished, I’ve weighed up all my options and looked at the things that are available to me. I came down and met with Owen last week and I had a great relationship with him last year. I saw what Sligo Rovers have to offer with the facilities and heard a lot of great things about the club and the people down here so it was a very easy decision in the end.
“I definitely think the squad we have here is capable of winning trophies and that’s why I am here, I am ambitious myself, I want to be challenging for leagues and cups and everything so if I didn’t see that in the first place I wouldn’t be down here. That comes first for me, I want to be competing at the top of the table.
“I’ve looked at the fixtures and I think Match 6th should be the first game so that’s the date I am looking at at the moment because that’s when it really gets going.”
Owen Heary said: “He is a very, very talented player. He signed when he was young for West Ham and was there for four or five years so there is obviously a reason why he was there. Unfortunately he got injured so he came back last year with Bohs through the latter end of the season so I think people seen how good he was.
“Sheffield United wanted him to come over so I was delighted to persuade him to come here given the fact that there was other Irish and English clubs after him. He came up and seen the facilities here and what we are trying to do and the squad we are putting together and he was impressed with it. I am delighted we have got him over the line.
“We have good options in midfield and every one of them can play and they are all talented players with and without the ball. And that’s something we are looking to do, to play three in the middle that can get on the ball and pass it. And they are young as well which is a big positive. It’s looking good at the minute but we need to strengthen in the defensive areas so if we can do it over the next couple of days. We would be delighted to get a squad together before Tuesday then it’s looking good for the start of pre-season.
“At the moment we are looking at a squad of 20 or 21 players and that’s including the younger players from the under-19s because it’s important that we don’t keep them outta the loop and get them playing. It’s important that they’re re playing with senior players and players that have been away to bring them along.”
The signing was announced at the launch of the club’s new away jersey.
It took place at new club store which is open now for the Christmas period in Johnston Court shopping centre stocking jerseys and much more.