Cork City striker returns to Huddersfield Town due to injury blow

Cork City striker returns to Huddersfield Town due to injury blow
Cork City's Kit Elliot celebrates scoring a penalty recently but injury means he'll now return to Huddersfield Town. Picture: INPHO/Laszlo Geczo

CORK City have announced that on-loan striker Kit Elliott has left the club and returned to Huddersfield Town.

The teenage striker scored in what proved to be his only appearance for the Rebel Army, the 3-0 win over Sligo Rovers at Turner’s Cross a fortnight ago, but a hamstring injury picked up in that game will require rehabilitation that would rule him out of the remainder of the shortened domestic season. 

As a result, he has gone back to his parent club.

“He injured his knee in the Sligo game, which was really unfortunate,” said City manager Neale Fenn.

“I thought he did really well against Sligo but he’s going to be out for six-to-eight weeks.

“By the time he’ll be back, the season will be done, so Huddersfield want him back treated and to try to get fit.” 

City face Shamrock Rovers in the FAI Cup second round on Monday evening and another player definitely out of that is Joseph Olowu, who is on loan from Arsenal. The central defender opened the scoring for City in last Friday’s 3-1 loss to Derry City but was later forced off and Fenn must plan without him, too.

“He’s got a bit of a hamstring strain so he’ll be out for a good few weeks as well, which is a bit of a blow,” he said.

“Joseph has done really well in the defence, so he’ll be a big loss for us.”

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