Ventre admits he could 'move on' after FAI Cup final

The Bit O' Red midfielder could end a six-year spell with the club as uncertainty reigns over the futures of several players at the end of the season
Sligo Rovers midfielder Danny Ventre has revealed that he could be on his way out of the Showgrounds.

Ventre, 27, has enjoyed six seasons with the Bit O' Red since being brought to the club from Accrington Stanley in 2007. However, the Liverpool native admitted that he would consider his options after the FAI Cup final against Drogheda United on Sunday November 3.

"I've not heard a single thing," Ventre told the Irish Independent of his immediate future. "I hope Sligo come to me because I love the place but maybe it could be my last game. I'd give Sligo the first option, but if not then I'll move on."

The Connacht club has already tied down a number of players for the 2014 season, with Gavin Peers, Gary Rogers, Seamus Conneely and Jeff Henderson committing their futures. However, Ventre admitted that the uncertainty felt by the majority can be frustrating.

"Lads get frustrated. You could lose half your team. Lads have to go and find some sort of income and if another club offers a contract, lads dive at it. They have to," he said.

"Now, I don't have kids but the lads with families, they have to support them. One of those players could be your main player but he'll go if it means feeding his family.

"It's the norm in the League of Ireland, but that's where we are," he added.

Meanwhile, Shamrock Rovers striker Ciaran Kilduff has also expressed uncertainty about where his future lies.

Kilduff was awarded the Airtricity/SWAI Player of the Month award for October after impressing while on loan at Cork City, but the 25-year-old admitted that he would be reticent about returning to Tallaght next season if he is not in Trevor Croly's first-team plans.

"I have a lot of talking to do with Shamrock Rovers. I had to go out on loan to play this season and, for me, that summed up a lot," he said.

"I'm not bitter towards Rovers but I'm just saying that, on purely football grounds, I don't know if I could go back there and see myself in the same position as I was this year."