Owen Garvan & Killian Brennan sticking with the Saints

BY Stephen Doyle 22:46 Thursday 7 December 2017, 22:46 7 Dec 2017

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St Patrick's Athletic manager Liam Buckley has expressed his delight at securing the services of two more players ahead of the 2018 SSE Airtricity League season.

Midfielders Killian Brennan and Owen Garvan put pen to paper today after former Shamrock Rovers defender Simon Madden joined the club earlier in the day.

"Including Simon Madden earlier today, we’re delighted to have secured the three lads’ signatures for 2018 as they each will add great quality and depth to our squad," Buckley told stpatsfc.com.

"Re-signing Killian and Owen is great news for us as they both have such great ability on the ball and will add great quality to our midfield.  They’re two players the fans in particular will be delighted to see back in Richmond Park come the start of the league in February."

Brennan rejoined the club in June from Drogheda United where he moved to at the beginning of last season and will now team up with younger brother Ryan in the Saints’ squad.

The 33-year-old has made 121 apperances and scored 21 goals over the course of four seasons at Inchicore where he played previously between 2012 and 2015.

Former Ipswich Town man Garvan (29) re-signs having joined the club at the same time as Brennan in June and will be looking to continue his good form which he displayed last season.

"Owen was particularly unlucky when he began with us as he missed a few games through suspension and one or two through a nasty injury so having him fully fit at the start of the season will be great.  With both of the lads in there with the other players we’ve signed to date, we’ll be pushing to finish as high as we can next season."

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