Cork City boost striking options with signing of Liam Nash

Cork City have announced the signing of striker Liam Nash.

The former Gillingham man had been on trial at the club and signed his contract today.

The 23-year-old said he was excited to get going at City.

"It’s brilliant to get finally get it over the line and I am very excited for this new chapter," Nash told CorkCityFC.ie.

"It is a new challenge and I can’t wait to get going. The lads are great, the staff are great and we are looked after very well here.

"The training is good, the tempo, the intensity… and I am really looking forward to getting my head down and getting some games."

"I feel fit and ready to go, and hopefully, when I get the opportunity, I will take it with both hands. I want to get myself back out there, my confidence, scoring goals and working hard.

"I just want to give everything on match day and hopefully progress and get some goals."

Manager John Caulfield said he is "very happy" with the new addition.

"It has been ongoing for a few weeks, so we are delighted that everything is now resolved and Liam can officially sign," Caulfield said.

"Liam has been in with us for a few weeks and he done has very well. He is a very good finisher and we are happy to have him in."

"Liam sees this as a real opportunity; he knows he needs to come here and get goals. He’s been in training and has been at the last few games, including the President’s Cup, so he knows the intensity and the standard of this league.

He looks like a real poacher and we believe he is a guy who can get some goals for us.

City kicked off their season last weekend, falling to a 2-1 defeat against Dundalk in the President's Cup.

They open their league campaign with an away trip to St Patrick's Athletic.

Cork City also announced two departures from the squad.

John Kavanagh has moved to Finn Harps on loan until the summer.

Kavanagh spent the second half of last season there and helped Harps earn promotion to the Premier Division.

Ronan Coughlan has also left to club with Caulfield saying the attacker "was looking to play regularly".

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