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Moorhouse joins Sligo after Coventry talks with Glenavon fall through

By Gareth Hanna

Striker Greg Moorhouse has revealed just how close he came to a move to England as he completes a switch from Glenavon to Sligo Rovers for an undisclosed fee.

The forward had been on loan at the League Two side for much of the summer and he says the Sky Blues were keen to secure his signature.

As his transfer to Gerard Lyttle's Sligo Rovers was confirmed on Monday, Moorhouse said he had done enough to persuade City to offer him a deal.

 "I loved it," he told sligorovers.com. "I went over there for two weeks of pre-season with the option of a third week in Spain if they liked me.

"The two weeks went well, then the trip to Spain went well and in the fourth week it came about that Coventry wanted to offer me a contract. They told me to head home and get more stuff and say goodbye to my family.

"They tried to get in touch with Glenavon to sort out a deal and that fell through. It did alert a lot of clubs then. I really enjoyed it over there. I enjoyed training two times a day and going to the gym and the constant environment of football time football. I think I already learned a lot from the four weeks with Coventry."

Sligo Rovers are currently sitting 10th in the 12-team League of Ireland Premier Division but Moorhouse is hoping he can help to improve that position.

 "I'm really excited. Hopefully we can start pushing up the table. That's why I'm here," he told the club's official website.

"It was a good season with Glenavon last year. I started off well. I had a little injury as I fractured my metertasal. I came back straight into the team and scored a lot of goals.

"The season didn't end too well as we missed out on Europe but I still consider it a good season looking back on it all.

"Hopefully I can come in and score some goals. I had a look at it, I was here on Saturday night for the Dundalk game. The signs were good. The result was deserved. There is a lot of fresh faces coming in and we can pull together and get some results."

Moorhouse's departure leaves Glenavon with summer signings Andrew Mitchell and Marc Griffin as well as 17 year-old Jordan Jenkins and player-manager Gary Hamilton as their options up top.

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