Shaun Rooney has left the club
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Shaun Rooney has left the club

25th May 2022

Shaun Rooney has left the club

The club can confirm today that Saints legend Shaun Rooney will leave the club after his contract expires.

St Johnstone can confirm that Shaun Rooney will leave the club at the end of his contract to sign for Fleetwood Town. Shaun wanted to further his career in English football and we thank him for his time and brilliant service.

 He played a pivotal role in our Double Cup win scoring both goals in each final and played a significant part in securing our Premiership status in a 6-2 win over Inverness.

Shaun said: “I thoroughly enjoyed my two seasons at St Johnstone. They have been the happiest and most successful of my career.

"The memories of scoring in both cup finals will never leave me. The pleasure it gave the St Johnstone supporters was an absolute privilege and an honour for me.

“To round it off by scoring our fourth goal on Monday night will be unforgettable. Getting the chance to celebrate in front of a jumping McDiarmid Park will never leave me.

“However, I want to try my luck down South once again and Fleetwood Town are giving me the opportunity to do so.

“I would like to wish the gaffer (Callum Davidson), the coaching staff, Liam Gordon and the squad, the Board and the supporters all the very best for the future.”

The football club made Shaun an offer to stay but it was clear he wanted to go to England.

Saints boss, Callum Davidson said:  

“We wish Shaun all the best at Fleetwood Town. He has played a huge part in what has happened at this football club the last two seasons and he gave his all in every game. As a manager, we can’t ask for any more than that.”

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