Alan Keane signs for Crusaders

Crusaders Football Club have signed former Sligo Rovers defender Alan Keane until the end of the current season.

The Galway native will join up with the Belfast side on Tuesday evening, having come out of retirement to spend the second half of last season with Dundalk, where he won a Premier Division medal, reached the FAI Cup final and played in the group stages of the Europa League.

Keane could make his Crusaders debut in an away Irish League Premier League game against Glentoran on Saturday week.

Former Rovers captain Keane had a long and distinguished career with the Bit O’ Red, winning the league, FAI Cup, Setanta Sports Cup and EA Sports Cup, before briefly retiring from the sport after the 2015 season.