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Former Liverpool striker Adam Morgan's spell at Sligo Rovers has come to an end

The club have also announced that David Cawley has penned a new two-and-a-half-year contract.

Adam Morgan Adam Morgan made his final Sligo Rovers appearance against St Patrick's Athletic in June. Source: Luke Duffy/INPHO

SLIGO ROVERS HAVE revealed several significant squad developments this afternoon.

As well as announcing new contracts for David Cawley, Niall Morahan and Luke McNicholas, the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division club confirmed the departure of Adam Morgan.

The English striker, who joined Sligo ahead of the 2018 season, has left by mutual consent as he continues to contend with an abdominal injury which has restricted him to one substitute appearance since he made his last start against Shamrock Rovers on 19 May.

Sligo Rovers manager Ger Lyttle said: “It’s come to the stage where Adam’s next contribution would be towards the latter end of our season, as he needs a rest period to recover from the abdominal problem.

“There isn’t an exact timeframe when that would be, it’s just the nature of that injury, so we’ve come to an agreement that for all parties it’s best he heads back home permanently to focus on his recovery.

“It’s a shame for all of us. But I think it’s the right move for him and the club. He can’t rush it and it’s the business end of our season. We thank him for his contribution here and wish him well in his future.”

Soccer - Europa League Qualifying - Play-Offs - Second Leg - Liverpool v Heart of Midlothian - Anfield Morgan in Europa League action for Liverpool against Hearts in 2012. Source: EMPICS Sport

Morgan moved to Sligo following a spell at Halifax Town. The 24-year-old began his career with hometown club Liverpool, for whom he made three first-team appearances under Brendan Rodgers in the 2012-13 season.

His time in Ireland got off to a promising start, as he scored four times in his first six appearances. However, with injury problems hampering his progress, he leaves with a tally of five goals in 17 appearances in all competitions.

Better news for Sligo is David Cawley’s decision to pen a new two-and-a-half-year deal, which will keep him at The Showgrounds until the end of the 2020 campaign.

Having returned to the club this season following spells with St Patrick’s Athletic and Galway United, the 26-year-old midfielder has been one of Sligo’s top performers in 2018.

David Cawley David Cawley has committed to staying with Sligo Rovers until 2020 at least. Source: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

Goalkeeper Luke McNicholas and midfielder Niall Morahan, both of whom sat the Leaving Certificate earlier this summer, have signed their first professional contracts with Sligo Rovers after progressing through the underage system.

Ger Lyttle’s side, who are currently in eighth place in the Premier Division table, resume their league campaign away to Derry City on Friday, before welcoming the Candystripes to The Showgrounds for an EA Sports Cup semi-final on Monday.

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