MARTY MCDAID says Swilly Rovers will look for a top-three placing in the Ulster Senior League this season.
Swilly finished second from bottom last season and won just once in the League, a 4-0 win at Fanad last September.
Jason Gibson stepped down as manager and in something of a turbulent closed season Swilly announced their planned withdrawal from the League before doing a U-turn 24 hours later.
Now, Aaron Rogan has been installed as manager and the Ramelton club is ready to go again.
“Aaron has come in and put in a different effort into it,” Swilly’s Marty McDaid told Donegal Sport Hub.[adrotate group=”37″]
“He’s got a few players with him and hopefully we’ll give it a better go this season.
“Aaron played with Swilly before at the start of the Ulster Senior League. It’s good to have him back again.”
Swilly have lost Gareth Wade to Bonagee United, but McDaid is hopeful that Swilly can climb a couple of places in the League this time around.[adrotate group=”38″]
He said: “A lot of teams were very strong. We went back to a fully-local squad and it was a big step up. If they had a couple of years, they’d definitely progress.
“Aaron will bring four or five down with him to strengthen the squad. Hopefully we’ll get a good effort this year.
“We don’t want to go out and just show up. We want to compete and a top three finish is what we want. Second or third would be a very good season.[adrotate group=”46″]
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