DUBLIN, Ireland, CMC – Bermuda captain Danté Leverock has joined Irish outfit Sligo Rovers on a one-year deal, the club has announced.
Bermuda captain Dante Leverock
The deal, subject to international clearance, follows the defender’s announcement 24 hours earlier that he had left top-flight Estonian outfit Narva Trans after one season.
“It’s an honour to sign for Sligo Rovers today,” 26-year-old Leverock said.
“I’ve done my research on Sligo Rovers and I see the community aspect of the club, that there’s a family within the club, and that really attracted me here.
“It’s important to me to be part of a close-knit group and I see football is very popular in Sligo.”
Sligo are seventh in the 10-team SSE Airtricity League Premier Division.
Manager Liam Buckley said he expects Leverock will be a strong asset to the team.
“He’s a good big centre-half and while his goal record might stand out, he’s a defender so clean sheets are his target,” he said.
“He’s got a good background of experience in English non-League and he’s coming with the knowledge of playing abroad and international level.
“That’s useful as we have a lot of youth in our squad and we need a balance.
“He’s hungry to make as good a career as he can for himself. This is another step forward for him again, which we think he can take.”
Leverock, who has captained Bermuda in their last two outings in the CONCACAF Nations League qualifiers, succeeding UK-based winger Reggie Lambe, made 34 appearances and scored eight goals for Narva Trans.
Leverock has previously played for English non-League sides Ilkeston, Staines Town and Leatherhead.