Johan Brannefalk signs for Rovers

Sligo Rovers are delighted to announce our first new signing ahead of the 2023 season is Johan Brannefalk, who signs from Norrby IF in Sweden.

The 24 year-old right back has spent his last two seasons at Norrby and had spells at Ljungskile and Trelleborg after spending time as a youth player with Malmo.

Brannefalk will move to Sligo and begin preparations along with his new team-mates next week when the team reports back for the first time since the end of the 2022 season.

Bit O’ Red Manager John Russell is thrilled with the signing:

‘’I am delighted to secure the signing of Johan Brannefalk.

‘’He is an attacking full back who will fit in perfectly in how we want to play. He possesses a great passing range and crossing ability.

‘’Johan comes to us at a really good stage in his career. He has plenty of experience in the top two tiers in Sweden and I know he’s looking forward to this new challenge at Sligo Rovers’’.

Russell continues to work behind the scenes on completing his squad for 2023 with more signing and contract extension news expected in the coming days and weeks.

Our new defender has spoken to for the first time and expresses his delight at his move to Sligo:

‘’I was flattered to hear Sligo Rovers were interested in me and I started to research how the club played football and how I would fit in at the club and in the league. It became very clear to me that playing for Sligo Rovers was the perfect next step for my career. And the picture of the club matched my expectations when I spoke to John.

‘’The main reason is the ambition for the club, all the fans that support the club, and the vision I have for myself playing for Sligo Rovers.

‘’My ambitions for 2023 is the same as all the club’s. I want to win every game we play. That is of course not realistic but that is the mindset I go into every game with’’.

‘’I heard of Sligo Rovers when the club played in Europe this summer, and watched the team play since I heard about their interest in me’’.

Brannefalk is new signing number one in this off season with 2023 Season Tickets set to be launched this week as well as brand new 2023 merchandise and home shirt coming soon, there are exciting weeks ahead at the club.