Callan-McFadden, Patton sign
Sligo Rovers are delighted to announce our first two new signings for the 2017 season in Shaun Patton and Kyle Callan-McFadden.
Callan-McFadden is Ireland under-21 international defender and signs subject to international clearance.
His career started with Norwich City and he comes to The Showgrounds from MLS club Orlando City.
Born in Ramelton, Co. Donegal he had a successful underage career with Norwich playing in the team that won the prestigious FA Youth Cup in 2012-13 over Chelsea and captaining the club’s under-21 team.
From there he made his way through to the first team with the Championship club and made his debut in a League Cup win over Crawley Town in August 2014.
Last summer saw a move to the United Stated where he has played with Orlando City up until now.
The 21 year-old has over 30 Irish underage caps playing every age level from under-16 to under-21 and captaining his country several times.
Goalkeeper Patton has signed with The Bit o’Red from Derry City.
The 21 year-old from Letterkenny has also played for Finn Harps and will provide competition for Micheal Schlingermann who is already signed.
Patton made his debut with Finn Harps in March 2012 at just 16 years of age.
He made a further 10 appearances with the Donegal club before being signed by Derry City at the end of 2014.
He played eight times with Derry as he battled there for the first team spot with 2016 goalkeeper of the year Ger Doherty.