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Dundalk have made one of their first big (re)signings of the off-season

Experienced goalkeeper Gary Rogers will play at least one more season with the club.

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Updated at 21.46

THERE HAS BEEN speculation about the future of more than one Dundalk player in recent times, but someone who won’t be going anywhere is goalkeeper Gary Rogers.

It’s been confirmed that the 35-year-old, who joined the Lilywhites in 2015 after leaving Sligo, has agreed a new contract at the club.

Rogers has won two League of Ireland titles, the Leinster Senior Cup, President’s Cup and FAI Cup, as well as being part of their historic Europa League run, since moving to Stephen Kenny’s side.

Despite having been displaced by Gabriel Sava for a brief period towards the end of the season, Rogers is still considered the number one goalkeeper at Dundalk.

And it’s been a memorable couple of months for the veteran stopper, who was part of Ireland’s squad for the recent World Cup qualifier against Serbia and also named on the bench for the team’s pre-Euro 2016 friendly with the Netherlands.

Speaking in reaction to today’s news, Rogers told the club’s official website: “It’s great to get it done, delighted to continue my career with Dundalk. I wanted to stay so to get things sorted is great.

It has been terrific at the club. The first year we won the double and then retain the league title this season was brilliant. The three-in-a-row was something that we targeted at the start of the year so to do that was fantastic. The European achievements have been great but we are hoping there is more to come.

“We aren’t finished yet.

This year nearly every game we have played has been one of the biggest games of our careers! When you think of the first games against FH, then the BATE games and the Legia Warsaw matches. The group stage as well they have all been big matches but when you think of what is at stake next week — to go through to the last 32 of the Europa League, it’s a fantastic opportunity.

“If we can grasp that it would be the biggest achievement of all our careers — it’d be incredible.”

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