Graham Cummins set to switch from Cork City to Rovers

Graham Cummins set to switch from Cork City to Rovers
Picture: Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

CORK City look set to sign Shamrock Rovers winger Joel Coustrain with Graham Cummins moving the other way.

With the transfer window opening next week, City are set for quite a bit of activity and this swap could signal the start of business. Limerick native Coustrain was a trainee with Sheffield United and also played for Raith Rovers in Scotland before joining Rovers at the beginning of 2018.

A Republic of Ireland underage international, Coustrain has featured mainly as a sub for Stephen Bradley’s side during the current campaign.

Cummins scored 14 Premier Division goals for City in 2018, having rejoined the club at the beginning of the campaign. In a troubled campaign for the Rebel Army this year, the attacker is the top league scorer with four, two since John Cotter took over as interim manager, including one in the 1-1 draw at Sligo Rovers a fortnight ago.

On Tuesday, Cotter played down reports regarding a move to Tallaght for Cummins.

“No, not at this moment in time,” he said.

“There’s nothing to report there, Graham is training away, he’s fit and available and he’ll be available to play on Friday.

“He’ll be involved on Friday, definitely.” 

Attackers Matthew Gillam and Dan Smith have left City in recent weeks while there is a likelihood of a bid for defender Seán McLoughlin during the transfer window. The loan spells of Kevin O’Connor and James Tilley are also about to end, with O’Connor considered the likelier of the two to remain until the end of the season.

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