OFFICIAL: Sligo Rovers sign Callan-McFadden & Patton

The Bit o' Red have added a defender and a goalkeeper to their squad as they look to build on their performance in the 2016 season

Sligo Rovers have confirmed the signing of Kyle Callan-McFadden and Shaun Patton ahead of the 2017 season.

Callan-McFadden, 21, joins the Bit o' Red from Orlando City, where he spent the 2016 season, while 21-year-old goalkeeper Patton arrives at The Showgrounds from Derry City.

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The pair are the first new additions to the Sligo squad ahead of the upcoming campaign as Dave Robertson looks to build upon last season's fifth-place finish.

Donegal native Callan-McFadden began his professional career at Norwich City before signing for Orlando City B and has featured for the Republic of Ireland at youth level, captaining the Under-19 team

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Patton is also a native of Donegal and, having played the role of understudy to Ger Doherty at Brandywell last season, he will hope to push Micheal Schlingermann for a starting role in 2017.

The double swoop for Callan-McFadden and Patton is Sligo's first foray into the transfer market as they attempt to offset the loss of players such as Achille Campion, Jimmy Keohane and Gavin Peers.