Leahy and Russell sign
Sligo Rovers have further added to the 2017 squad with the re-signing of two more players.
John Russell and Michael Leahy have signed new one-year contracts for remain at The Showgrounds for the next season.
Midfielder Russell is one of Rovers’ most experienced players, now in his second spell with the club.
After initially being part of the Bit o’Red between 2010 and 2011 Russell re-joined for the 2014 season after two years spent at St. Patrick’s Athletic and will now be going into his sixth campaign with Rovers.
In total Russell has now made 152 appearances in his Rovers career and scored 17 goals.
The 2016 was one of the 31 year-old’s best making 29 appearances and scoring one in a 3-2 home win over Shamrock Rovers.
Defender Michael Leahy will now spend a second consecutive year in Sligo following his first in 2016.
Leahy joined Rovers in February having spent most of his career with U.C.D. where he began his career and captained the team. He also had one season playing with Limerick in 2014.
Leahy, 27, has plenty of League of Ireland experience with a total 177 appearances made in his career to date.
He quickly became a regular in the Bit o’Red in 2016 and played in 29 games during the season.
Twelve of the 2016 squad have now been signed for the new season and beyond with Craig Roddan, Micheal Schlingermann, Kieran Sadlier, Gary Boylan, Daniel Kearns, Raff Cretaro, Regan Donelon, Tobi Adebayo-Rowling, Mikey Place and Gary Armstrong already signed.