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The experienced goalkeeper has put pen to paper on a new deal which will see him remain at the Showgrounds for the 2013 campaign

Sligo Rovers goalkeeper Gary Rogers has signed a new one-year deal with the club for the 2013 season.

The 31-year-old playing an integral part in Sligo’s league-winning campaign after he joined from St Patrick’s Athletic a year ago. He firmly established himself as Ian Baraclough’s number one and was named in the PFAI team of the year for his efforts.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Rogers admitted he is already looking forward to next year as the Bit o’ Red go in search of more silverware.

“It is brilliant to continue my career with Sligo Rovers.  I'm already looking forward to next year. Rovers are a top club, I really enjoyed my time in Sligo last year and I'm very happy my future here is sorted,” he said.

Rogers has been one of the most consistent shot stoppers in the League of Ireland and has had successful spells with Drogheda, Galway United and St Pat’s among others.

Rovers won their first league title in 35 years in 2012 and Rogers has followed team mates Alan Keane, Danny North, Seamus Conneely, Ryan Connolly, Jeff Henderson, Gavin Peers and David Cawley who have already committed themselves to the club for next year.

Rogers, who played 30 games during last season, is determined to bring more success to the Showgrounds.

"Winning the league was fantastic, the club has made great strides and we want to continue that with more trophies in 2013.

"I enjoy working with Ian Baraclough and being one of the more experienced players in the dressing room and the chance to continue that is something I'm very happy to take," he concluded.

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