CORK City manager John Caulfield doesn’t expect any new arrivals at the club in the summer transfer window.
The Rebel Army take on Derry City at the Brandywell tonight (7.45pm) with a three-point lead over Dundalk and Waterford at the top of the table. While Caulfield accepts that the chasing pair may bring in reinforcements, City are not in a position to do so.
“We have no money,” he says.
“We’ve no business investment here, the club is run by the supporters, that’s the way it is.
“All that happened last year, the [Kieran] Sadlier thing, was because we lost [Seán] Maguire and [Kevin] O’Connor so we had got in money and we were able to take a percentage of that to go and buy someone.
“Unless we sell someone, we don’t have extra income. If someone moved out or moved in, it might create that situation but that’s the way this club works.
“It’s different for Waterford or Dundalk as they have outside investment so they can take that gamble. We don’t operate that way.” One play who may be added to the champions’ squad however is John Kavanagh, who is on loan with Waterford until the end of June. It’s a situation the manager is monitoring.
“He got injured two weeks ago,” Caulfield says, “there was a danger he might have to go for surgery but he got the all-clear the other day.
“We’d expect that he’d be back training in the next three or four weeks and will hopefully play a few more matches with Waterford before the summer break.
“His loan is up at the end of June and we’ll look at things then. It’s a pity because he was doing really well, he was playing every week.”