Former Rovers boss released from hospital

Former Sligo Rover manager Steve Cotterill has been allowed home after spending 33 days in hospital battling Covid-19.

The 56-year-old, who is currently the manager of English league side Shrewsbury Town, spent some of that time in intensive care.

He tested positive for coronavirus on New Year’s Day before his illness progressed to the point where he spent time in Bristol Royal Infirmary’s intensive care unit.

Cotterill managed Sligo Rovers for 14 months in the mid-1990s, guiding them to a third place finish in the League of Ireland and Intertoto Cup football in 1996.

He now will go through a period of rehabilitation and will continue working remotely as Shrewsbury manager with his coaching staff and players.