Rein Smit Departs the Club

Sligo Rovers can confirm striker Rein Smit will return to the Netherlands as he deals with personal issues.
Following discussions between the Bit O’ Red and Rein, an agreement has been reached to cancel Rein’s contract so he can be in the most suitable environment at home at this time.
Sligo Rovers firstly wish to commend Rein for his courage in engaging with the club to allow us to support him with the services available.
The club has prioritised Rein throughout the last number of weeks and the mutual decision today is made with our complete support.

Rein Smit said:

“I want to thank the club and the manager.

“The people of Sligo, my team-mates and the place are all wonderful. It makes it even harder to leave. But I know this is the right thing for me right now.”

Bit O’ Red manager John Russell said: “We’ve loved having Rein at the club. On behalf of the staff and everyone in The Showgrounds, we thank him for his time here and being part of our club.

“We wish him well in these next steps and he’ll have the backing of everyone in Sligo in the future.”