Saturday 21 April 2018

Twigg farewell for Hoops

Ruaidhri O'Connor

Ruaidhri O'Connor

SHAMROCK ROVERS must plan for life after Gary Twigg, having confirmed the striker will leave the club at the end of the season after four years at the club.

Despite not having made a managerial appointment for next season, the Hoops board are believed to have already begun to approach players with a view to rebuilding their squad after a disastrous 2012 campaign.

Sligo Rovers forward Mark Quigley and St Patrick's Athletic's Chris Forrester are believed to be top of the Rovers wish list as they look to overhaul a squad of players who have fallen way short this season under Stephen Kenny and his replacement, Brian Laws.

Although the current campaign will be viewed as largely disappointing for the Scottish star, who won the championship twice with Rovers, Twigg looks set to finish the season as the league's top scorer.

The striker, who has scored 85 goals for the club, will play his final game at Tallaght against UCD on Friday night.

Twigg, who lives in the North and is expected to join Portadown next season, explained: "I want the fans to know that the only reason I am leaving is to be nearer my family. I loved playing for Rovers and have great memories from my time here."

Irish Independent

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