Rovers confirm Twigg departure


Soccer:Shamrock Rovers have confirmed that striker Gary Twigg will leave the club at the end of the season. The 28-year-old Scot is expected to sign for an Irish League club when his contract expires on October 26th after the final league game away to Premier Division champions Sligo Rovers.

Twigg joined the club from Brechin City in 2009 for €15,000, following manager Michael O’Neill to Tallaght. He played a key role in the back-to-back Premier Division title wins in 2010 and 2011, scoring 77 goals in 115 league appearances to date.

Twigg, who will play his final home game against UCD at Tallaght on Friday, admitted he was making the move to the Irish League to be nearer his family.

“I want to thank everyone at the club, the manager who brought me in, and those I’ve played with, for everything they have done for me over the past four seasons,” said Twigg.

“And I especially want to thank the fans, they have been brilliant to me and I couldn’t have achieved what I did at the club without them.

“I also want the fans to know that I am only leaving to be nearer my family. I don’t want to leave the club and wouldn’t be if it was only a football decision, but it isn’t. My family is the most important thing to me and I had to make this decision for their sake. I loved played for Rovers.”

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