North signs new Sligo deal

Updated: July 16, 2012
Danny North

Sligo Rovers striker Danny North has spoken of his delight at signing a new contract with the Bit o’ Red until the end of the 2013 season.

North, who has enjoyed a prolific start to his career with Rovers, has hit 17 goals in 20 games so far this year to help Ian Baraclough’s men lead the Airtricity Premier Division by six points.

North said: “I’m delighted to get my future sorted for another year. I could never dreamed it going so well to be honest with you. I’m always looking to be amongst the goalw but to get so many early on, you’ve got to be happy with that.

“I’m going to try to improve and do that every day in training and on the pitch. It is nice to be knowing where my future lies, there is that little less pressure. The club came to me and wanted to tie me down and the deal was right so I signed it. I wouldn’t have come here if I didn’t think it was right for me. Things have got better and better and hopefully they can keep going.”

The Bit o’ Red begin their Europa League campaign on Thursday as they face an away leg against Spartak Trnava in second round qualifying.

The striker is looking forward to the European adventure: “Europe is coming and hopefully it is not too much of a distraction. We can’t let it effect us. It is good to play in Europe but obviously the main thing is the league.

“We’ve got to knuckle down and get our heads down between now and the end of the season and give it a good go.

“It is exciting. We‘re looking forward to it. You go to places you’ve never been before and it is an experience. You’ve got to enjoy it.”

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