Connelly “I just want to do well with Sligo”

Updated: July 3, 2012

New Sligo Rovers signing Seamus Conneely is looking forward to establish himself as a regular in the first-team after a frustrating time with Sheffield United.

Conneely signed for Rovers on Tuesday on a deal until the end of 2013 and has targeted making a big impact with the Bit o’ Red.

He said: “I was delighted when Sligo approached and made me an offer. They were always knocking on the door when I was with Galway and since then they have improved even further.

“Hopefully we can kick on and win more trophies for the club and medals because that is what everyone wants to achieve.

“That is what you look back on when you’re career is finished and, mostly now, I want to get back playing. I learned a lot with Sheffield United in the 18 months but I was disappointed that I never really got involved with the first team there.

“Everyone wants to play and I just want to do well with Sligo. They are making great progress and my task is to help that. I’ll do what I have to in terms of getting up to speed and Saturday is probably an unrealistic time to be involved. It is not big squad but there is plenty of quality so I know it’ll be tough.

“I played with Iarfhlaith Davoren, Alan Keane and Gary Rogers at Galway and was with Ross Gaynor with the Ireland Under-23s. I played against the likes of Romauld Boco, Joseph Ndo and Raffaele Cretaro when I was with Galway so I know a lot about the squad and the type of players there is here.

“I was at the Derry game and the way the fans were getting behind the players and the atmosphere was great. People in town were telling me about the club and the players and I’m just looking forward to getting down to work. As I said earlier it all about trying to win things, that is the overall aim.”

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