Cork City aren't worried about goals heading into League of Ireland return

Cork City aren't worried about goals heading into League of Ireland return
Cork City will look to Dylan McGlade to start firing up front when the League of Ireland returns. Picture: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

CORK CITY manager Neale Fenn insists that he isn’t preoccupied with the team’s lack of goals as the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division resumes this weekend.

City welcome Bohemians to Turner’s Cross on Sunday (5pm), starting off from ninth place in the table.

In the five games played before the Covid-19 outbreak, City scored just once — Alec Byrne’s winner against Finn Harps — with blanks drawn against Shelbourne at home and Dundalk, Shamrock Rovers, and St Patrick’s Athletic away.

Centre-forward Conor Davis, signed from Derry City at the start of this season, is ruled out for the remainder of the campaign as he must undergo surgery and, while Kurtis Byrne is a potential signing, the Rebel Army’s only additions so far have been Graham Cummins — now operating as a defender — and Kevin O’Connor.

Fenn will have Cian Murphy, Dillon, Dylan McGlade, Beineón O’Brien-Whitmarsh, Reyon Dillon and Cian Bargary as attacking options and he isn’t panicking on the goalscoring front.

“It’s something we’re addressing,” he says.

“I don’t want to sound like a broken record about it but three of those games were away, to Shamrock Rovers, Dundalk and St Pats.

“None of them concede too many goals at home to anybody, so we have to be mindful of that and not panic or try to think that what we’re doing is wrong.

“We’re working on it, we’d like to score more goals, but you have to bear in mind that not many teams will go to those places and score a lot.

“In the opening game against Shels, we didn’t create a lot of chances but it was the first game of the season, it was tense, a difficult match for it.

“The game we won, against Finn Harps, we scored a goal and had one disallowed, there was nothing to worry about there. We’re certainly not panicking about it.”

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