Sligo Rovers are delighted to announce that goalkeeper Luke McNicholas has extended his stay at the club until the end of the 2024 season.
McNicholas has played in Rovers’ recent Europa Conference League tie with Motherwell, keeping a clean sheet in both games and performing excellently throughout.
Luke had a successful loan spell at Cliftonville from August 2021 to May 2022 and was part of the squad that finished runners up in the NIFL Premiership and won silverware at Windsor Park in the League Cup.
The Belcarra native spoke of his delight this morning:
‘’I’m delighted to have extended my stay here at the club.
‘’I feel like we are pushing in the right direction and working well under John Russell and his staff and I feel like there is great opportunities here for young players like myself and I am excited for the future.
‘’It has been a great experience playing in The European games and we all want to experience games like that more often, which we will aim to do on a regular basis moving forward’’.
Luke has been part of the club’s Academy system, starting off at Under 17 level before making his way through that age group, into the under 19 squad and through to the first team which has proven to be a common path-way in recent years.
Manager John Russell is in no doubt of the quality McNicholas brings:
‘’ I’m delighted that Luke has committed himself to Sligo Rovers for the next two and half years.
‘’Luke has all the attributes to play at the highest level.
‘’He has come up through the academy system here and is a current Irish U21 International.
‘’He gained valuable first team experience during his loan move at Cliftonville last season and now he is ready to be the number one at Sligo Rovers’’.
McNicholas will be part of The Bit O’ Red squad for tomorrow’s cup game against Wexford FC at The Showgrounds. Kick-off is 6pm and tickets can be got on the gate.