Monday 23 October 2017

Schlingermann move

8 August 2014; Micheal Schlingermann, Drogheda United, in action against Patrick Hoban, Dundalk. SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Drogheda United v Dundalk, United Park, Drogheda, Co. Louth. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
8 August 2014; Micheal Schlingermann, Drogheda United, in action against Patrick Hoban, Dundalk. SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Drogheda United v Dundalk, United Park, Drogheda, Co. Louth. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
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Sligo Rovers have completed the signing of goalkeeper Micheal Schlingermann from Drogheda United.

The Mayo native is returning to his first senior club on a full-time basis after impressing for Drogheda in 2015 despite the fact that the Boynesiders suffered automatic relegation.

Schlingermann, who hails from a German family, had mixed his Drogheda commitments with a job with the FAI working on their Summer Soccer Schools programme.

But he was keen to move into football full-time and has become the first signing of new Bit O'Red boss Dave Robertson.

The 24-year-old said: "As soon as Dave rang me I got excited about coming here. It's coming back home and to a big club in Sligo Rovers so it's great. I was here when I was 17 and I made my debut under Paul Cook. It was then that I built a hunger to play football."

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