Cork City need to recruit a proven goalscorer for next season

Cork City need to recruit a proven goalscorer for next season
Cork City’s Conor McCarthy scores at Turner's Cross. Picture: INPHO/Oisin Keniry

CORK City head coach Neale Fenn believes that a proven goalscorer is the key transfer objective for the 2020 season.

City, who take on Dundalk tomorrow night in their final home game of the current campaign, have managed just 28 goals in 34 SSE Airtricity League Premier Division games, with centre-back Conor McCarthy the club’s top scorer.

Fenn has identified a number of targets for when the transfer window opens, with the main focus on improving the goalscoring output.

“There are certain areas, we need goals obviously, but I’d imagine that any manager would say that.

“That’s certainly somewhere we’d be looking to strengthen but we have good quality in the other positions and it’s about adding to that and getting extra players in.

“I’ll try to get players from anywhere I can, but that doesn’t mean I’ll sign any old player. There are players I have my eye on from the Premier Division and First Division.” 

Fenn is also keen to bring in additions on the non-playing side, with former City midfielder Joe Gamble a possibility for the role of assistant manager.

“I still need to bring in an assistant,” Fenn said.

“That’s not been done yet so that’ll be happening at the start of January, for sure.

“I’m looking forward to that. I’ve been in dialogue with someone.” 

Ahead of tomorrow night, Fenn is hoping to have a full squad available for the visit of the league champions to Turner’s Cross.

“Conor McCarthy picked up a little problem with his quad on Monday,” he said.

“We’re monitoring that, hopefully he’ll be okay. He was the only one to pick up any knock this week, Ronan Hurley is back training fully, which is great news for us.

“Kevin O’Connor is back in training and Garry Buckley is back so we have a full squad to pick from.”

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