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Irish Mirror
Paul O'Hehir

Romeo Parkes says he has unfinished business with Sligo Rovers as he joins for second spell

Romeo Parkes says he has unfinished business with Sligo Rovers after agreeing a deal for a second spell.

The Jamaican international was the Bit O’Red’s top scorer in 2019 but had to return to America for personal reasons and wasn’t involved this season.

But Rovers held the door open in the hope that he would return to the Showgrounds -
and that deal is now done.

Parkes said: “I’m coming back with a feeling of unfinished business. I’m coming back to finish what was started.

“I feel I owe something because I remember that FAI Cup semi-final with Dundalk when I had to come off early on. We didn’t make the final and I haven’t forgotten it.

“European football is something I’m looking forward to. I like the manager and I’m looking forward to playing with all of the guys again.”

Sligo Rovers boss Liam Buckley said: “We didn’t want to lose him for 2020. We were hoping he would return for 2021 and today we’re very pleased it has come to fruition.

“He did very well for us in 2019, scored double figures (11) in the league and he’ll come back looking to make another big contribution.

“It wasn’t just goals, there were some standout performances during that season and he complimented a lot of players we have here.”

Buckley continued: “We’re building a squad as best we can with the view to being as strong as we possibly can and make further strides next season.

“Romeo will be another strong addition to the group. We’re making more progress and we have more to do so that work continues.”

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