SSE Airtricity League Wrap-Up Week Ending 14th January From Anfield to the Showgrounds

He was once dubbed the ‘next Robbie Fowler’ but now Sligo Rovers supporters are hoping that former Liverpool forward Adam Morgan can be the next Mark Quigley or Danny North, two strikers who previously lit up the Showgrounds. Morgan was a scoring sensation at under-age level for Liverpool and made his first team debut in a Europa League game against Hearts in 2012. His career though tail-spinned a little as he dropped down the divisions and into non-league football and he was most recently with Halifax Town. Still he is only 23 and had plenty of time to rediscover the promise that saw him capped at U-17 and U-19 level by England. He will link up a former team-mate of his as Rovers currently have another former Liverpool under-age player Craig Roddan in their ranks. It reminds me of when the club signed Sean Doherty who had been with Everton and was signed by Fulham when he was 16 for £1,000,000. Like Morgan he ended up in the Showgrounds via a spell with Royal Antwerp in Belgium. He was decent but perhaps the most notable thing about his time with the club was the fact that his Dad Mick was a scout for Everton and it was he who first alerted the Toffees to the potential of a certain Seamus Coleman who was playing with the club at the time!

Dundalk continue to add to their squad as they signed Lithuanian international Karolis Chvedukas who was recently with Suduva and also had a spell in Croatia. A box to box midfielder, he had 19 caps for his country and took part in their recent World Cup qualification campaign. He has signed a two-year deal. Cork City were dealt a blow as defender Ryan Delaney who had been on loan at Turner’s Cross from Burton Albion opted not to stay on Leeside but to instead sign a two-and-a-half-year deal with League One side Rochdale. He wasn’t the only player who made the move cross channel as Bohemian FC defender Wayne O’Hora signed a deal with Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion. And finally, Limerick’s preparation for the new season continues to be far from ideal as they are already on the search for a new manager and are now in the market for new investment. Their owner Pat O’Sullivan came out during the week and said that he is looking to sell his stake as he feels he has put too much of his own money into the club.