Sligo Rovers sign Craig Roddan & Ciaran Nugent

Dave Robertson has furthered strengthened his Bit o' Red side, bringing in the former Liverpool trainee and the American-born keeper

Sligo Rovers have confirmed the signings of Craig Roddan and Ciaran Nugent ahead of the 2016 League of Ireland season.

Former Liverpool trainee Roddan moves to the Showgrounds from Witton Albion, having previously spent time at Accrington Stanley and Notts County.

The midfielder believes that he can flourish under Bit o' Red boss Dave Robertson, and is eager to start his Sligo career.

“Dave’s style of football I think really suits my game," Roddan told the club's official website.

"My game is all about getting the ball down and playing. I can do the dirty side of things as well, every team needs that if you want to be successful but my style is getting the ball to feet and playing out from the back and passing.”

Nugent will provide goalkeeping competition for Michael Schlingermann after joining the Bit o' Red from United Soccer League club Harrisburg City Islanders.

The 24-year-old comes from an Irish family, and has been impressed by the standard of the SSE Airtricity League.

“Both my parents are from Waterford and the last two or three years I have been following the league here and especially in the last year hoping to get the move," Nugent said.

"I have a lot of interest in the league and I really enjoyed being here so far. The standard of the set up here is definitely up to my expectations. It is probably on a par with what I had at college in America.

"The good thing here is that we don’t have snow so we don’t have to train indoors, we have been outside all the time which is nice. I am really impressed with the stadium at The Showgrounds too, it will be great to play there."