Friday 24 February 2017

Ventre has sights set on League

SLIGO ROVERS League winning captain, Danny Ventre has vowed to do all he can to help the club retain the title.

Speaking after agreeing terms for the 2013 campaign, twenty-six years old Ventre said the retention of the Airtricity League Championship would be one of the club's top priorities

He said: "It was a great honour for the club and for me personally as captain to win the League last year.

"That is something we can strive for again and I think we will all be driven to go for it"

After winning two FAI Cups, a League Cup and the League Championship with the Bit O'Red, Ventre was out of contract at the end of last season and was linked with a move back to the UK.

But the popular Liverpudlian,who has made 194 appearances for Rovers since joining the club in 2007, has now committed to the Showgrounds outfit for another season.

"It took a while to get everything sorted but I'm delighted to have secured my future with Sligo Rovers.

"It's nice to put the whole contract business to bed now. It's a relief and now I can concentrate on working hard and trying to become League champions again", he said.

Ventre, who is shortlisted for the FAI's Airticity Player of the Year award, is also looking forward to working with Rovers new assistant manager, Gary Stevens.

"I'm looking forward to working with Ian Baraclough again and it's great that he's brought in a top class assistant in Gary Stevens.

"I think everybody at the club will relish the prospect of working with people of that calibre"

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