Ahead of their Europa League campaign this week league leaders Cork City have added to their squad with the addition of defender Sean McLoughlin from UCC (University College Cork).
The defender, who previously played with the club at underage level, joins after a successful spell with UCC and he told CorkCityFC.ie that he hopes to make an impact in the near future: “I am obviously delighted to be here. It will be a step up coming from UCC, but I am looking forward to the challenge. City have been excellent this year, and hopefully I can fit in well. It will take a lot of hard work but I am looking forward to it.”
“Training has been good; it’s been tough and I need to get up to the pace, but that will come. I need to put in the hard work and get as many games as I can.”
City boss John Caulfield welcomed the signing, saying: “We have been monitoring Sean for a while and we are delighted to get him, because he had an offer from an SPL club and a League One club as well. After speaking to him over the last few weeks and having had him in training, he has signed for a year and a half.”
“He can play left back or left centre back and he is very good on the ball. He is a guy who has come through UCC, who have done very well over the last few years. It is a big step up but he has done well in training. He is getting used to it and we see him as player who can step up to the mark very quickly, so we have high hopes for him.”