Aidan Keena extends Rovers’ contract to end of 2024

Sligo Rovers are delighted to confirm that striker Aidan Keena has put pen to paper on a new Two-and-a-Half Year contract at the club to see him remain with The Bit O’ Red until at least the end of the 2024 season.

The striker has been in impressive form of late, scoring in our win over Bala Town on Thursday night after a brace against Shelbourne in the league last weekend.

Keena has now got twelve goals in all competitions this season after signing from Falkirk in January.

Sligo Rovers Manager John Russell expressed his delight at the news:

‘’I’m delighted that Aidan has committed himself to the club for the next Two-and-a-Half years. He has become a real fan’s favourite in a short space of time so I’m sure the supporters will be excited by this contract extension.

Aidan is a real talent. He’s one of the best finishers I’ve come across. He is currently the top scorer in the league bit it’s his all round game that is so impressive. He not only scores goals but creates chances for others and has a real willingness to work hard for the team. He’s enjoying his football and it’s up to him to now keep pushing and raising his levels.

The Mullingar native (23) made his competitive debut in our opening game of the season against St Patrick’s Athletic, where he scored the winning goal in a 2-1 win for Rovers.

Keena picked up the Player of The Month award for March following an impressive hat-trick at home to Finn Harps along with some other strong performances.

The striker currently leads the goalscoring charts in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division on 11 goals.

Keena is enjoying his football in Sligo:

I’m delighted to be at Sligo Rovers and I have really settled in well here in the town. My family enjoy it too and that’s important.

I’m thrilled to sign a new deal today and look forward to what the future holds for the club.

We have a big game on Thursday and I’m looking forward to it and the next two and a half years here’’.

All focus now turns to Thursday night at The Showgrounds where the Bit O’ Red host Bala Town in the Second Leg of our Europa Conference League tie, with Rovers 2-1 up from the First Leg.

Tickets are available online and we ask supporters to get to The Showgrounds to get behind the lads and pack the ground.