Sligo Rovers boss delighted at capture of Donegal duo

Shaun Patton and Kyle Callan McFadden sign for Sligo Rovers

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Sligo Rovers boss delighted at capture of Donegal duo

Shaun Patton

Sligo Rovers manager Dave Robertson has spoken of his delight at the capture of Kyle Callan McFadden and Shaun Patton.

The Donegal duo are Sligo's first new signings ahead of the new campaign and were confirmed by the club on Friday morning.

Letterkenny man Patton joins from Derry City while Callan McFadden from Ramelton, signs from MSL club Orlando City.

Robertson told '' that both will be great signings.

Manager Dave Robertson is delighted to make his first new signings of the off-season.

"Shaun is full of potential and I think he can have a great career here with this club," he said. 

“There is a great opportunity for him to come here and work with Micheal Schlingermann and Declan McIntyre, who he has worked with before. Declan knows him and he knows what he needs at this stage of his career in order to kick on. He will continue to get better working here."

He added: “Kyle is an excellent defender first and foremost, that is the reason why we have signed him.

"I have seen him play and he is a defender with tenacity, a willingness to defend and good ability on the ball. He is also a very strong leader.

“He is someone I think can come in and do really well straight away. He has vast experience from his years with Norwich City where he captained the youth team.

"He has spent the last couple of years in Orlando gaining more experience. He is from Donegal and will be returning to live here with his wife and child. He will come here ready to hit the ground running. I am looking forward to working with him."