Cork City sign a third new striker but he won't be available for Waterford trip

Cork City sign a third new striker but he won't be available for Waterford trip
Connor Simpson with his Cork City jersey after signing from Preston North End.

STRUGGLING in the league with only one win from six ahead of Saturday's trip to Waterford, Cork City badly need more punch in attack.

Connor Simpson has now joined the club from Preston and while the 20-year-old must now go into quarantine he will be a major addition for the latter stages. They also recruited Kit Elliott and Scott Fenwick, who currently are in quarantine, last week and both will be available in City’s next home league game to Sligo.

“We knew we needed to get some firepower in for the remainder of the season, and the board backed us on that,” said Fenn. "We’ve brought in three attacking players, each adding a different dimension to the squad “We’ve gone for a mix of experience and youth. 

"Kevin O’Connor and Graham Cummins know this league inside and out, and I fully expect our three new attacking players to bring us that extra edge we need in the final third.

“From speaking to Scott, he is going to be a real leader in the dressing room, which will be a big help to some of our younger players. Kit is able to hold up the ball and bring our more creative players into the game. 

"We’ve seen in bursts of what Daire O’Connor and Cory Galvin can do when they are running at players, so having a player like Kit available will create opportunities for us to get into better positions when we’re attacking the opposition. 

“We were eager to get Connor in. He’s a big lad but has good feet, and can finish. We were looking at him for a while so delighted to get the deal done. 

"I expect us to really up the ante in terms of our attacking play over the coming weeks and getting these new boys in was critical to making that happen.

“We’ve got some really talented young players in our squad that are lacking a bit of confidence at the moment so I’m sure the new signings will help them. Having a bit more firepower up top is going to allow our younger players to express themselves a lot more and I’m really confident these lads are going to perform and excite going into the rest of the season."

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