City boss Cotter feels McLoughlin is heading in the right direction with move to Hull

City boss Cotter feels McLoughlin is heading in the right direction with move to Hull
Cork City's Sean McLoughlin with Ross Tierney and Luke Wade-Slater of Bohemians. Picture: INPHO/Laszlo Geczo

CORK City coach John Cotter expects the departing Seán McLoughlin to be a success at Hull City and hopes that others can take inspiration from the defender.

McLoughlin, 22, is joining the Tigers after passing a medical and won’t be involved in tomorrow’s clash with Shamrock Rovers at Turner’s Cross (4pm). Cotter feels he has all the tools to thrive in Yorkshire.

“He’s been phenomenal and then it just shows you what hard work does and sacrifice and he’s been outstanding,” he said.

“Is Seán going to be a loss? Absolutely, 100 per cent, it’s pointless me saying otherwise because that would be stupid but it gives another player an opportunity to play every week.

“If we can help players along the way and continue that pathway and get moves like that it’s brilliant for everyone and benefits everyone and we wish them all the best.

“Wherever he goes, he needs to play games and further his career. Seán’s a good lad, he’s done things the right way, he has got his degree. I’ve no doubt he’ll do well and hopefully a few others will take inspiration from that and drive forward themselves.”

Earlier this week, City announced that expressions of interest were being sought for the position of manager.

Cotter has been in charge since John Caulfield departed at the start of May, with Frank Kelleher having been appointed as manager at the end of June as he holds the requisite Uefa Pro Licence.

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