Speculation surrounding the future of defender Gavin Peers has ended with the 30-year-old committing to Sligo Rovers for an eleventh season.
Peers is the club’s longest serving defender having joined in 2006, and to date he has made 326 appearances for The Bit o’Red.
The Sligo squad has undergone a massive overhaul during the offseason having finished a disappointing ninth in the Airtricity League Premier Division last time out.
New boss Dave Robertson spoke of his delight at ensuring that Peers remains part of the furniture at the Showgrounds.
Gavin has had success with the club so he knows exactly what it takes. I spoke to him at length about what we want to do here and now he is the final piece.
We have an energetic group that will be honest and hard-working which is hopefully what the supporters want to see. He will be a good leader for us and I think is an excellent signing.
– Dave Robertson
A former Blackburn Rovers players, Peers played for Mansfield Town in England before making the return to Ireland, and he has won a league title, three FAI Cups, one League Cup, and one Setanta Sports Cup with Rovers.
I had the chance to go over to America and look at doing some player-coach roles over there. But that didn’t really work out and I still want to continue playing for another few years.
I still think I have a few good years left in me, as a centre half I should be coming into my prime now. I just want to get back out on to the pitch and let my football do the talking.
– Gavin Peers
In total, 12 new faces have been welcomed into the Sligo squad, including goalkeeper Micheal Schlingermann, Irish underage international striker Philip Roberts, and West Ham United loanee Janaai Gordon.
— Sligo Rovers (@sligorovers) February 4, 2016