Boylan signs two-year contract
Sligo Rovers are thrilled to announce that Gary Boylan has signed a new two-year contract at The Showgrounds.
The versatile Boylan has been one of the outstanding performers for the Bit o’Red this year having come through the club’s underage system.
The 19 year-old is now committed to the club to the end of the 2017 season.
He has made a total of 31 appearances for the club so far including 22 this year, all as starts.
Speaking to sligorovers.com the Bellmullet man said he was delighted to be signing for the next two years: “I am very happy to have signed. It’s really nice to be sorted here for the next two years. It is great for me to have that stability. This is the club I want to be at. I’m just going to give everything I can now, keep my head down and work hard.”
Boylan has been a bright spot in a disappointing season for the club but he is enjoying the experience and feels the club can turn things around: “I definitely have enjoyed being able to play regularly this year. It has not been a successful year for us but I have enjoyed playing. I have made over 20 appearances and every game I am learning. I am learning from the gaffer, from Alan Rogers and from all the other players. They have fantastic experience.
“I definitely think that we can do well in the future. We have had a bad season but it happens to the best of clubs. We just have to put in hard work to make sure that we get through it. Hopefully next season we can turn it around and be at the opposite end of the table and have a good year.”
Boylan’s versatility has been a great asset with him appearing across the back four as well as in midfield and he is happy to play wherever asked: “At the moment I am playing right-back and I had been playing centre midfield before. I feel that my first choice is the play right-back and I can offer most there. But I am happy to play wherever the gaffer asks me be that right-back, in midfield or at centre-half.”
Micky Adams thinks that it was important to get Boylan signed as he thinks he is a player with a lot of ability and potential to improve.
Adams said: “He still has a lot to learn first and foremost. But he is a very wholehearted player and is very versatile. He is not the finished article by any means but there is enough ability there to work with for the future.
“It is good to get players on longer contracts, it gives them stability in life and they can concentrate on playing their best football.
“He has still got a bit to do though. There are things to improve on like we have been getting him in the gym to improve physically but the potential is there in him.”