Danny Kane signs for 2020

Sligo Rovers can today confirm that Danny Kane has signed a new contract for the 2020 season.

The former Cork City and AFC Fylde player joined Rovers in July having spent the first half of the season overcoming a serious ankle problem.

Kane secured a place in the team over the last two months, putting in impressive displays featuring at the heart of defence and in the full-back positions.    

He becomes the 12th player to sign for the 2020 campaign.

Danny Kane: “I’m really happy to sign. I was without a club and glad to get the opportunity at Sligo. It was months before I could get to a position to sign which was tough but I’ve loved it here. The lads are brilliant and so are the people around the club.

“I don’t think you’ve seen the best of me to be honest. In a selfish way I don’t want the season to end because I’m loving being back playing. But I also think it’s probably good to get the rest and start pre-season in top knick and be ready to go.

“We’ve done okay, the Cup semi-final showed some potential and next year we’d like to kick on and really go for that top four. There’s a lot of talented lads in a great dressing-room here. We’re not willing to settle for going close to something next season. We want to win.”

Liam Buckley said: “I think Danny is a very good addition for next season. We worked with Danny for a lot of this year to get him back to fitness and we’ve seen what a good player he is in the last number of weeks. As well as being a good defender, he is excellent with the ball at his feet which is important to us.

“His versatility is also very useful because we’ve already seen him in a number of positions and I think he has done really well.

“It’s going to be a big season for him. He is good to enough to nail down a starting place in the team and be a brilliant player in this league.

“I know he has the hunger to become that so we’re looking forward to working with him next year. As the season end draws closer, we want to get our business done in terms of the players that are here already and we are doing that. From where we were this time last year, it’s going to be much more beneficial and easier all around.

“We have two more games to finish off the season and this group of players have been excellent in their application all year. I can’t fault them and we’d like to get two good results. We’ll look to finish it off well and our plans for next year will become more apparent as time passes.”