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Romeo Parkes back for second spell at Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers have added some proven firepower to their squad with the signing of Romeo Parkes. 

The 30-year old returns to the Showgrounds for a second spell.

The Jamaica international returned to the United States for personal reasons in 2020, playing for USL Championship side New Mexico Utd.

Parkes was Sligo's top-scorer in the 2019 season, scoring 11 goals in 30 SSE Airtricity Premier Division games. He added a further two in the FAI Cup.

Parkes becomes the tenth player contracted to the Bit-o-Red for next season, with the likes of Ed McGinty, Garry Buckley and Ryan de Vries all returning.

"I’m coming back with a feeling of unfinished business," Parkes said, "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 look forward to playing with all of the guys again.

“I’ve very happy to be coming back. I really like the club, the place and the fans and we can go further. I’m coming back to finish what was started.”

His manager Liam Buckley added, "We kept the door open for Romeo if circumstances did work out because 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 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.

“We are 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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