Sligo Rovers confirm Eoin Wearen signing

The midfielder is the latest player to join former Bohemians manager Owen Heary at the Showgrounds
Sligo Rovers have confirmed the signing of midfielder Eoin Wearen from Bohemians.

New Bit o' Red manager Owen Heary has further strengthened his squad, by adding the 22-year-old from his former club, with Steven Beattie, Dinny Corcoran, and Kevin Devaney having previously moved from Dalymount Park. Heary is looking forward to linking up with the familiar face. "He is a very, very talented player," the former midfielder admitted.

"He signed when he was young for West Ham and was there for four or five years so there is obviously a reason why he was there. Unfortunately he got injured so he came back last year with Bohs through the latter end of the season so I think people seen how good he was.

"“Sheffield United wanted him to come over so I was delighted to persuade him to come here given the fact that there was other Irish and English clubs after him. He came up and seen the facilities here and what we are trying to do and the squad we are putting together and he was impressed with it. I am delighted we have got him over the line."

Wearen revealed that Heary's influence was part of the reason for turning down a move cross channel. “It was an easy decision to sign for Sligo Rovers," the 22-year-old said.

"It’s been a couple of months since the season finished, I’ve weighed up all my options and looked at the things that are available to me. I came down and met with Owen last week and I had a great relationship with him last year. I saw what Sligo Rovers have to offer with the facilities and heard a lot of great things about the club and the people down here so it was a very easy decision in the end."