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Callan-McFadden 'ready to hit the ground running' at Sligo Rovers

Callan-McFadden 'ready to hit the ground running' at Sligo Rovers


The Bit o' Red boss believes that the new signing brings a multitude of positive qualities to his team and expects a lot from the defender

Dave Robertson says that Kyle Callan-McFadden is "ready to hit the ground running" at Sligo Rovers after joining the club from Orlando City.

Sligo announced the capture of Callan-McFadden last week and Robertson has high expectations of the 21-year-old ahead of the new League of Ireland campaign.

"Kyle is an excellent defender first and foremost, that is the reason why we have signed him," the Sligo manager told the club's official website. "I have seen him play and he is a defender with tenacity, a willingness to defend and good ability on the ball. He is also a very strong leader. 

"He is someone I think can come in and do really well straight away. He has vast experience from his years with Norwich City where he captained the youth team. He has spent the last couple of years in Orlando gaining more experience. 

"He will come here ready to hit the ground running. I am looking forward to working with him." 

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In joining Rovers, Callan-McFadden is leaving behind the comforts of a Major League Soccer team, but the Donegal native is looking forward to returning home and the challenge of competing at the highest level in Ireland. And Robertson is confident that he is capable of adapting to the new environment.

“He signs here with a very good pedigree," continued the former Peterborough United boss. 

"He has a maturity beyond his years. He will add to the squad and its dynamics. As a defender he has good pace so he can defend against the quicker players but is also strong and proven against all types of forwards.”