Rovers defender was doubtful he would play again after head injury

Sligo Rovers defender Seamus Sharkey has admitted he thought his career as a professional footballer was over after a head injury last season left him with bleeding on the brain.

The defender has started all of Rovers’ last four games, and is likely to retain his place in defence for Saturday’s visit of Dundalk, having kept a clean sheet away to Limerick last Saturday.

But he admits he was doubtful he would ever play at this level again before Rovers came calling…

Meanwhile, former Sligo Rovers attacker Liam Martin looks set to sign for English non-league side Southport FC.

The Donegal Town native departed the Showgrounds during July, following his second spell with the Bit O’ Red.

Southport were previously managed by former Sligo Rovers bosses John Coleman and Paul Cook.