Brush returns to Rovers, McNicholas goes on loan to Harps

Richard Brush has signed for Sligo Rovers, 15 years on from his first spell with the club.

The 36-year-old goalkeeper has become a Rovers player for the fourth time, coming full circle in his career in Ireland.

Brush spent four years with the club during the early years of the Paul Cook era, including the 2010 FAI Cup winning season.

He returned for the 2012 campaign as the Bit O’ Red won the league title.

The Birmingham-born goalkeeper, who settled in Sligo since first moving over, was back for a third occasion in 2014.

Now, after playing for Ballinamallard United and Cliftonville in the Irish League, Brush returns to the Showgrounds for the 2021 season.

He will compete with Rovers first-choice keeper last season, Ed McGinty for the No. 1 shirt.

Luke McNicholas, who recently signed a new two-year contact with Rovers, is being loaned out to Finn Harps for the first half of the new season, to enable him get more regular first-team football.