Rovers sign Robbie Burton on loan from Dinamo Zagreb

Sligo Rovers are delighted to announce the signing of Robbie Burton on loan from Dinamo Zagreb until the end of the season.

Burton spent fourteen years at Arsenal where he signed as a schoolboy at the age of six.

In 2020, Burton was transferred to Dinamo Zagreb of the Croation Premier Division for a six figure transfer fee.

He has spent two and a half years with Zagreb and moves to Sligo to bolster John Russell’s midfield options for the rest of the 2022 season.

Manager Russell is delighted with the signing:

”I’m delighted to have secured the signing of Robbie Burton on loan from Dinamo Zagreb. I’d like to thank the sporting director Marko Vukelic for his assistance in getting this deal done.

”Robbie is a creative midfielder who will bring a lot of quality to our team.

”He came through the Arsenal academy before joining Dinamo Zagreb. I feel this will be great opportunity for Robbie to get back playing first team football and show what he is all about.

”I’m sure our fans will enjoy watching him play.”

The midfielder will go straight into the squad for this weekend’s FAI Cup tie with Wexford at The Showgrounds and is excited by the challenge ahead:

”Delighted to have signed with Sligo Rovers today.

”I can’t wait to get started and be part of the squad in Sunday’s game against Wexford in front of the fans at The Showgrounds.

”I am excited about the coming weeks and months and look forward to finishing the season strong with the team”.

Burton will also be part of The Bit O’ Red squad for our upcoming Europa Conference League campaign which resumes next Thursday night away to Viking of Norway in the Third Qualifying Round.

He will wear the number 18 shirt which was most recently worn by Bit O’ Red manager John Russell.

Welcome Robbie.