Moor­house on board for Rovers’ new sea­son

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SLIGO Rovers can con­firm Greg Moor­house’s con­tract has been ex­tended un­til the end of the 2018 sea­son, with nine play­ers now signed for the #bitored for the new cam­paign.

Moor­house joined Rovers on the last day of the July trans­fer win­dow and has im­pressed in re­cent games, with man­ager Ger­ard Lyt­tle re­ward­ing the at­tacker with the new deal.

The 23-year-old said: “I’ve re­ally en­joyed it here. Ob­vi­ously the big thing we had to fo­cus on was stay­ing in the Premier Divi­sion and now I want to get a good run at it next year in a full sea­son with the club.

“It’s al­ways hard to come into a team in the mid­dle of the sea­son. You want to hit the ground run­ning.

“I don’t re­ally feel I did that. It’s hard to come in and score goals when the team weren’t re­ally do­ing that.

“It was tough but I thought I put in a few good per­for­mances. “I wasn’t helped by one or two in­juries as well mid­way through it. But the few games I was in­volved I thought I did well and hope­fully I can im­prove on that next year.

“I dam­aged ribs in Finn Harps and I got an in­jec­tion to play in Gal­way. As soon as I got hit there, that was it and it took a few weeks to get back in the team then.

“I was on the bench for Bohs and Sham­rock Rovers and then got back in. The few weeks were hit and miss. I’m look­ing for­ward to next year to get a proper run and show what I can do.

“It’s bril­liant to have faith from the man­ager. The year be­fore when I played against his team I did some dam­age against them.

“He ob­vi­ously re­mem­bers that. I’m al­ready work­ing now in the off-sea­son with a view to be­ing sharp and ready to go for the start of pre-sea­son.

“Hope­fully I can do some dam­age next year.”

Lyt­tle said of Moor­house re-sign­ing: “Greg has a mas­sive sea­son ahead of him.

“I’ve spo­ken to him in­di­vid­u­ally on a cou­ple of oc­ca­sions that I know what he can do and what player he can be­come. There is a huge po­ten­tial and he’s a top tal­ent.

“When he joined us, he didn’t have a proper pre-sea­son af­ter the four weeks trial with Coven­try.

“He was dis­ap­pointed that it didn’t work out over there and I don’t think the Show­grounds saw the best of him in the three months he was here. But with ev­ery game you could see the po­ten­tial and I want him to work on his game and the full pre-sea­son with us will be a huge help.

“I like his at­ti­tude and his am­bi­tion and I’m ex­cited to see what he will pro­duce be­cause I know how good he can be and the tal­ent there

“His work-rate is ex­cel­lent, he doesn’t give de­fend­ers a minute’s peace. He’s a player to watch in 2018.”

Rovers boss Ger­ard Lyt­tle.

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