Two time FAI Intermediate Cup winner Greg Moorhouse has extended his contract with Sligo Rovers until the end of the 2018 season.
Moorhouse joined Rovers on the last day of the July transfer window and has impressed in recent games, with manager Gerard Lyttle rewarding the attacker with the new deal.
The former Crumlin United striker scored 16 goals in all competitions for Glenavon up North last season, including ten in the league.
He impressed enough to earn a trial with English League club Coventry City over the Summer. Moorhouse traveled with Mark Robins’ squad on their pre-season tour of Spain and scored in a friendly but ultimately a deal couldn’t be worked out between the clubs.
The former Senior Sunday regular was disappointed a deal couldn’t be worked out, but is happy to be give the chance to impress by the Bit O’Red.
The 23 year old is hopeful he can produce his best form over a full season for the club.
“I’ve really enjoyed it here. Obviously the big thing we had to focus on was staying in the Premier Division and now I want to get a good run at it next year in a full season with the club,” said the former amateur standout.
“It’s always hard to come into a team in the middle of the season. You want to hit the ground running. I don’t really feel I did that. It’s hard to come in and score goals when the team weren’t really doing that. It was tough but I thought I put in a few good performances.
“I wasn’t helped by one or two injuries as well midway through it. But the few games I was involved I thought I did well and hopefully I can improve on that next year.
“I damaged ribs in Finn Harps and I got an injection to play in Galway. As soon as I got hit there, that was it and it took a few weeks to get back in the team then.
“I was on the bench for Bohs and Shamrock Rovers and then got back in. The few weeks were hit and miss. I’m looking forward to next year to get a proper run and show what I can do.
“It’s brilliant to have faith from the manager. The year before when I played against his team I did some damage against them. He obviously remembers that. I’m already working now in the off-season with a view to being sharp and ready to go for the start of pre-season. Hopefully I can do some damage next year.”