Sligo Rovers confirmed on Wednesday that Sligo Rovers captain Kyle Callan-McFadden has signed a new deal with the club for the 2020 season.
It means the 24-year-old will begin his fourth season at The Showgrounds.
He said: “It’s been good to not battle against relegation because the last couple of years have been a dogfight.”
“I don’t think that’ll be good enough next year. We’re trying to achieve something and losing the Cup semi-final was hard to take. It has to drive us on next year,” he continued.
“I feel some of my performances recently have been the best in my time here. Last season wasn’t at that standard. In 2020 I want to lead this club to achieve something and be at the forefront of that. It’s a simple target on paper and the hard work starts from here,” he finished.
Callan-McFadden has featured in several positions for the club but is primarily is used at centre-half.
The Ramelton man becomes the 13th player to sign with Rovers for 2020 – joining the likes of Ronan Coughlan, Danny Kane, Louis Banks and Ed McGinty.
Rovers manager Liam Buckley said: “Kyle is a really solid defender who tackles really well, he’s strong in the air and he’s a good leader. We’ve got some proper defenders here. He has shown form recently that demands he is in the team. That’s what I want from every player going forward.
“We have some versatile defenders as well and I put Kyle in the middle of midfield at times this year because he has range of passing. I want all of the players to understand how we are going to develop our style of play here. I hope that he and all of the lads get even better next year in relation to how we are trying to play.”