Sligo signs former Canada international Hamilton

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Sligo Rovers have completed the signing of former Canadian international striker Jordan Hamilton.

The 25-year-old joined subject to a work permit and international clearance.

Hamilton was a member of the historic Toronto FC team that won the treble in 2017 and also won three Canadian championships.

He has scored 11 goals in 54 regular season games in MLS. In 2020, he joined Columbus Crew where he was again part of an MLS Cup winning team and was last with Indy Eleven in the USL as he scored five goals in 18 games.

Hamilton is also a former international having been capped twice at senior level by his country.

Rovers boss Liam Buckley said he was delighted with the transfer.

“Jordan is a technically good and talented footballer, not only with a strong MLS background, but also with very good results in the USL. We think Jordan is a good signing for us and he can bring his form to the United States in the league here.

“There will be a period where he will have to acclimatize to the league and a new season, but I think he will show that he will be a very good addition to the group.

“He can score goals and as a footballer he is very accomplished as well as in the air. He joins subject to a work permit which we hope to process as soon as possible.

“We are looking for more attacking players, bearing in mind that we lost Johnny Kenny. Aidan Keena and Jordan are great recruits for us and when we finish the squad next week I think that will show that we have fantastic players at our disposal.”

Hamilton said: “I’m very happy to join Sligo Rovers. It’s exciting to play in a new league and in Europe and I’m looking forward to it. I want to help the team achieve their goals this season and show what I can bring.

“The team have been in the top four of the table for two years and the manager has told me what a competitive league it is. I’m delighted to take up the challenge and play in front of all the Sligo Rovers fans.”

Bit O’ Red will start their Aitricity Premier Division campaign at home to Bohemians next Saturday.

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